Today is an exciting day! It’s officially the first day of my online Interior Design course! I’ve been so excited to get it under way [so excited that I’ve pre-printed all my weekly readings & started notes for the first three weeks…. NERD].
One thing that I learnt from my first stint at University is that everyone studies differently & it is important to know how you study. I discovered after a few months at University that I don’t like to study in complete silence. If I was on campus I would usually head to the quiet study area of the library so I had a small amount of background noise, but it was minimal. If I was at home, I would play music or marathon a TV show that I wasn’t hugely invested in [Gossip Girl, I’m looking at you] so I could tune in & out as I pleased.
Before I get into the depths of this course & all my assessments are due, I thought I’d share some of my favourite sounds & music for staying motivated!
For writing essays, I like something that isn’t too distracting and will allow my mind free to construct arguments and sentences. Instrumentals work a treat because they lack lyrics! I highly recommend film soundtracks, especially supernatural or fantasy – The Hobbit, Skyrim & Harry Potter are my favourites!
If you’re looking for something more atmospheric, I cannot suggest RainyMood enough: it’s a website that creates endless mixes of rain and thunder. I find it amazingly therapeutic, for studying or even just nights when I can’t sleep. If you’re after something a bit more homely, check out AmbientMixer’s Gryffindor Common Room mix – think crackling fire, the turning of heavy parchment, a cup of tea being slowly stirred.
For lighter studying duties, something with a bit of noise is perfect. Binge watch a TV show you’ve always wanted to see but can’t quite commit to. Listen to some jazz like Miles Davis or Grant Green. I also recommend Podcasts, if you’d like something a bit more engaging. Hamish & Andy provide some decent giggles or even something informative, like Lore.
Sometimes you need something with a bit of pep to make you want to boogie your way through work. Whether it’s cleaning, doing the laundry or studying, this is a list of all my guilty pleasure songs that might do the trick.
Hopefully you find some inspiration for your next task or endeavour!
What are some of your guilty pleasure songs that make you want to get up & get stuff done?
Do you have a favourite podcast/ soundtrack/playlist?