Procrastinate With Purpose

Let’s be real. Although you should be studying right now, you are probably finding ways to avoid it. Here are some ways you could be productive while taking a break from school work.

  1. Read this blog post- Gotcha! The best way to procrastinate is to read Omega Notes blog posts…right?
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  2. Clean your entire dorm room/apartment. I have found that the only time I really clean, is when I procrastinate studying. Cleaning for three hours with my favorite music on sounds a whole lot more appealing than reading a textbook.
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  3. Go to the gym. This is when the procrastination gets REAL. Instead of sitting on the couch thinking about how much you don’t want to study, go run on the treadmill and think about how much you don’t want to study.
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  4. Scroll through Pinterest to find motivation. I heard that Omega Notes has a great feed for motivation seekers…
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  5. Call your mom, she misses you. But, don’t tell her you’re only calling because it’s better than studying for Econ.
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  6. Cook a four course meal. Perhaps, a nice Italian meal: Bread and oil, minestrone soup, lasagna, and for dessert, Tiramisu.
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  7. Binge watch a show from the list on our last blog post. Trust me, you won’t regret it.
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Don’t just sit there and mope! Do something worthwhile if you don’t feel like studying just yet.
What do you do when you procrastinate?

4 Types of Music to Listen to While Studying

Finals are drawing near, and it’s time to crack down on studying for those big exams. Whether you’re concentrating on a 400 page study packet, reading the last few chapters of a textbook, or finishing that tough project, having a good playlist is essential. Here’s a few good music suggestions for these last few weeks.

1. Classical music. Classical music is- dare I say it- a classic. It’s calming background music that can help you concentrate on the big task at hand without any catchy lyrics distracting you. A number of studies have shown that classical music is actually good for your brain. It benefits sleeping patterns, the immune system, and stress levels. Classical music also makes students more receptive to information, which means you will retain more while studying. Classical music is a solid choice when looking for a great soundtrack to your studying.

2.Einstein Music Studying Academy. While similar to classical music, this soft piano music was created to help you study. It is even advertised to be “music that makes you smarter,” so
why not give it a try? With just a quick search on Spotify, you can find a huge playlist with these relaxing studying songs. While falling in the same category as classical music, it will probably also give you those same awesome benefits that classical music does.

3. Video game soundtracks. If you’re looking for something a little different than the go-to classical music, video game soundtracks are a great option. Music from The Legend of Zelda is calming, fun to listen to, and has a sense of adventure to it. The game series has been around for a while, so there are plenty of songs to listen to. If you’re a video game player, it can give you a sense of nostalgia or even remind you that you have some awesome games to play if you survive through finals. Even if you aren’t a video game player, you can still appreciate the gorgeous soundtracks. If you’re not a Zelda fan, some other great video game soundtracks include Spyro, Assassin’s Creed, and Journey.

4. The Art of Flight soundtrack. The Art of Flight is a snowboarding documentary that features beautiful cinematography and a great soundtrack. If you like soothing, otherworldly music, and vocalists don’t bother you while studying, The Art of Flight soundtrack is a great choice. It features songs from phenomenal artists such as m83, deadmau5, Mel Wesson, and more. This soundtrack will make you feel like you’re floating through space, and concentration problems will be a thing of the past.

There are many different types of studying music out there, and hopefully this list has helped you find something new that you can enjoy during these last few weeks of classes, exams, and projects. What is your favorite type of music to study with?Study with your favorite music