Finals week is wrapping up at my university and the stench of unwashed hair and stale fast food is still lingering in the air. One. More. Day.
I'd like to think that there are few elements in my study business that have helped me focus and mentally prepare to take a final worth pretty much my entire life (OK, maybe I'm being a bit dramatic. Kind of.) To start off, food is obviously my number one priority as I need the best of the best (full meals) and the worst of the worst (junk food) to keep me sustained and fueled for the night. Plus, finals week is the perfect time for you to tell yourself "what diet?" and #treatyoself to a couple more bags of Hot Cheetos. Sleep is another important factor that most students don't get the luxury of having throughout this intense week. I have only pulled ONE college all-nighter in my life and it was literally the worst decision I ever made. I've realized that my brain pretty much shuts down after about 2-3 A.M. so there's really no point in me trying to force-feed my mind, body, and soul into digesting information it can't handle. Last but not least, let's talk music!
Music is probably the first thing I get started on before I open up those endless tabs on chrome or write the header of my research paper. I personally have a different genre/style of music I listen to depending on what I'm studying. If I'm writing, I like listening to instrumentals and soundtracks. If I'm reading, I like to put on Korean songs. If I'm trying to memorize, I usually do a little bit of everything mentioned before.
To get you into that study grind I've curated some musical beats you can enjoy as you suffer (for one more day!) before heading home for the holidays.
Let me know what you like to listen to in the comments below! I'd love to hear all your recommendations :)
*Disclaimer: these playlists aren't 100% finished, I just didn't have enough time to add everything but I hope you can still enjoy!*
Tune in next time,