How to Make a Perfect Study Playlist
Music plays a crucial role in our lives, even though sometimes we don’t notice its impact. It’s unbelievable that such a simple thing as music can induce excitement, improve concentration, and totally change your mood. You say you’ve already heard all of it? No way! Open your eyes and your mind to new horizons. Leave your comfort zone and discover new music for you. If you like hip-hop and EDM, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy idle underground rock. Below are some tips to help you create great playlists for your daily life and study.
How to make music your study assistant
- Be open to new music! Some of my friends say that music distracts them from studying. But I disagree! I strongly believe that there is a song for everything, and if you can’t concentrate on studying while listening to the music, it only means that it’s not the right type of music for this particular thing. Listen to something new and find a perfect background music for you. Here are some tips that can help you. First of all, choose the music you don’t know very well to avoid the temptation to rock out to your favorite tune. Secondly, don’t let this background music put you to sleep. Thirdly, stay away from sing-along karaoke songs (they are definitely distracting). The last but not the least, if lyrics distracts you, choose instrumental or classical music. It will definitely help you concentrate.
- Figure out which music platform you love the most! I can suggest SoundCloud and Spotify. The former has fewer ads compared to other platforms. The latter offers you a premium account for $5 per month, which is good when you think about ads and offline music. Other possibilities for you include Pandora, 8tracks, and good old downloading.
- Constantly update! Upon finding the music that helps you study, you can try to make your own playlist. To keep it fresh, make sure to add new tracks to it from time to time. If you don’t think you can do it yourself, or don’t want to give your time to that, you can try mine. Go to SoundCloud and search for the “Study Buddy” playlist posted by powerwatts. Perhaps, it’ll inspire you to create your own list someday.
Get rid of the thought that music can’t help you concentrate and study. It can and it does. Listen to different genres, experiment all the time, pay attention to your reaction and concentration change when you study with this or that track. After some time, you’ll notice that some songs are actually helping you. Create your own playlists using them and boost your study results!