If you’re anything like me, when it comes to homework, studying, writing a paper or even reading a book/article for classes, it tends to get put off until you’re pressed for time to get the assignment finished. Yet, no matter how many times I try to be organized and do the assignment before it gets to the time that I get really stressed out and have little time to do a long assignment, I’m still left stressed. Somehow I end up with having to work into my schedule a procrastination block that I’m more than sure will be bound to happen. Don’t get me wrong, I value school and I can finish assignments by the due date, but procrastination is something that seems to insert itself into my schedule and end up in my life.

Procrastination, like a disease, can take hold of you and cause you to sit there feeling like absolute crap because you can’t do what you want or need to do. I recently read an article that was talking specifically about how time management is actually counterproductive. It’s meant to have a good impact, but all it does is rush life and make you think about what you have to do next, what’s the next task that needs to get done. You’re actually making yourself less productive by timing out each thing you have to do and organizing the tasks yet to be completed.

Typically, for me to study effectively, I usually listen to music. If you’re as picky about your music as I am, you need the right tunes to get you through the work load. The wrong songs can distract you to the point of turning your study sesh into a jam sesh. It makes sense when you think about the fact that teens around the ages of 18-19 have an attention span of about 10 minutes (Richardson, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8449307.stm). I don’t know about anyone else, but this doesn’t seem entirely accurate. I’m sure that I have the potential to focus for these amounts of time, but for the majority of the time, it’s about me trying to stay focused for smaller segments of time in order for large amounts of work to get accomplished.

At the bottom of the article, I put together a list of songs that are upbeat and have a good vibe to them for getting you through your studying. I will say, however, that if you’re like me, some of these songs may have you singing along instead of finishing that last minute homework.Regardless, they’re all still great songs and have  the potential to help you study better. I did not intend for this playlist to be yet another distraction from your school work, but I wish you luck,  I say as I procrastinate my own studying by writing this article.

    • Electric Love – BØRNS
    • Hypocritical – WATERS
    • She’s Out of Her Mind – Blink-182
    • Intro – The xx
    • Thunder –  Imagine Dragons
    • No Vacancy – One Republic
    • Is There Somewhere – Halsey
    • The News – Train
    • The Last of the Real Ones – Fall Out Boy
    • Wish That You Were Here – Florence and the Machine (soundtrack of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children)
    • Send My Love (To Your New Lover) – Kurt Hugo Schneider

(I still think the best version of this song is the music video, but this is still a good cover) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz7SMVYMT6k

    • Cleopatra – The Lumineers
    • I Don’t Know Why – Imagine Dragons
    • From Where You Are – Lifehouse
    • All In – Lifehouse
    • Run – AWOLNATION
    • Stand Up – The Cab
    • Little Talks (Cover from Of Monsters and Men) – Julia Sheer & Jon D
    • Take a Walk – Passion Pit
    • Wherever You Will Go – The Calling
    • Castle On A Hill – Ed Sheeran

 

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