Hi there! I don’t know about everyone else, but I go to college on Wednesday! (FYI: that’s UK college, so 16-19 not university 😉 )
With going back to school, whatever kind of school you’re doing, that means you’re going to be doing a lot of studying and if you’re anything like me you need to listen to something whilst you work!
Some people love listening to regular music, whereas others can’t listen to anything with lyrics in it!
Me? I’m a bit of a mix. Most of the time I can listen to whatever, but if I’m writing an English essay I cannot listen to German music and vice versa, because my brain will desperately try to switch between the two languages and that just doesn’t end well!
In any case, today I thought I would share with you seven different things I like to listen to when I’m studying!
#1: Ambient Sounds and Classical Music
This is a great option for people who need music to stop them getting distracted by the outside world, but also find themselves easily distracted by music itself. There are tons of classical music and ambient sound playlists on platforms like Spotify, so I definitely recommend browsing them and finding some you like!
#2: Modern Instrumental Music
Firstly, let me just say that Lindsey Stirling is an incredible artist and I love her so much! Modern instrumental music like this is a great option for people who can’t listen to lyrics when studying, but want something a bit more modern or engaging than classical music or ambient sounds. You might want to avoid watching the music videos on YouTube though, because Lindsey Stirling’s music videos are gorgeous and you will end up watching them for hours… trust me, I know!
#3: Upbeat, Catchy Songs
This is the kind of music I like to listen to when I’m studying for maths, because there’s so little writing involved and also because I struggle a bit with maths, so some fun music makes studying a little bit less stressful. These sorts of songs are great for giving you a three-minute dance break whilst still actually revising!
#4: Songs to Encourage You
Sometimes studying is hard, but songs telling you that it’s okay to struggle and it will be okay are just what you need to get through that one really hard maths question or finally start your English essay!
#5: Playlists Of Unfamiliar Songs
If you don’t know a song very well, you’re less likely to get up and dance to it! Or maybe you just want to find some new music to listen to. Either way, just pick a playlist randomly on Spotify (maybe not a Top 40 one) and listen away! I quite like this one because it has some softer music and I often like to listen to it when I’m reading!
#6: Your Favourite New Songs
On the complete opposite side from my previous option, why not make studying fun with some of your new favourite releases!
#7: Music in a Foreign Language!
So maybe you’re one of those people who can’t listen to English music (or whatever language you speak) because you get distracted or start writing the lyrics. Why not listen to some Spanish music, some Japanese music or a Chinese song like the one above?! Really, anything that you don’t know the language well enough to distract you!
So that’s it for this post! I hope you enjoyed.
What do you listen to when you’re studying? Let me know in the comments below!
Thank you for reading this post today! Happy listening, Keira x.
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