Music to get you through the week #2

It’s Monday again! What are you listening to today? Check out our music playlist for this week. We’ve picked tunes to match your mood, from sleepy Mondays to Friday nights out on the town. Check out our playlist for this week and be sure to let us know your suggestions too.

#Monday presentation

“Let it go” by Idina Menzel

So it’s Monday,  and you’ve got a presentation this afternoon. One hour ago you were still in the library practising it in front of your laptop, and now you’ve completely forgotten everything – sound familiar? Don’t worry; Disney music will save you. This song is all about letting go, not worrying about who is listening to you or what they may think, just simply doing your best.
Wail along with Elsa/Indina and you will soon be ready to shine on the stage!

“I don’t care
What they’re going to say
Let the storm rage on,
The cold never bothered me anyway!

It’s funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all!

It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me.
I’m free

#Tuesday in the library

“Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Concert No. 7 in D major” by Mozart

Last week I shared the first stage of  Lozanov ‘s”RAM Music Effect” learning process. The second stage of studying is ‘Active Learning’, when you read and absorb new information for the first time. During this stage, Lozanov determined that you should listen to what’s known as an Active Concert – a bold, expressive piece of classical music. This will help you to quickly absorb the information. This week’s recommendation is the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Concert No. 7 in D major by Mozart.

I’ll share my suggested tracks for the final stage next week!

#Wednesday yoga

“Sea of bliss” by Don Slepian

When practising yoga, the only thing you should focus on is your breath. So set aside all of your noisy thoughts. This may help you to create a sacred space within yourself. However, not everyone finds silence comforting. Try adding some music into the last step of your yoga practice session, when you sitting quietly. Sink into a full 15 minutes of deep tranquility to enhance the effect of exercise. I suggest this relaxing and meditative electronic album:  Sea of bliss by Don Slepian . Check out Part 1 and Part 2

#Thursday bath time

“The long day is over” by Norah Jones

The weekend is nigh! Finish your hard-working thursday with this song by talented jazz musician Norah Jones.  The soothing intricate melodies will be a perfect addition to your bubble bath. Don’t forget to add some lovely bath bombs or bubble bars!

“Feeling tired
By the fire
The long day is over

The wind is gone
Asleep at dawn
The embers burn on

With no reprise
The sun will rise
The long day is over”

#Friday make up

“Try” by Colbie Caillat 
Sitting at the dressing table covered with colourful cosmetics can be a wonderful feeling. However, before you pick up that brush remember that a smile is the best thing you can wear on your face. No concealer, blush, eye shadow or mascara can be the substitution for a beautiful soul. As Roald Dahl once said:

“When you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face and you will always look lovely.”

“Get your sexy on
Don’t be shy, girl
Take it off…

You don’t have to try so hard
You don’t have to give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up

Take a breath
Look into the mirror, at yourself
Don’t you like you?
Cause I like you”

#Saturday day trip

“The nights” by Avicii

The weekend is finally here! It’s time to put away all of those difficult books and journals and pack your bags! Take a day trip to somewhere else. Whether it’s a visit to another city, a nice walk through a national park or a mountain hike, it’s great to turn some music on whilst enjoying your trip. My pick is recent hit The nights by Avicii. Your adventurous mind will definitely be inspired by this song.

“One day you’ll leave this world behind
So live a life you will remember

Go venture far beyond these shores
Don’t forsake this life of yours
I’ll guide you home no matter where you are”

#Sunday reading

“Lost in thoughts” by Jon Hopkins

What have you been reading lately, besides academic books and journals? For a great Sunday at home, why not treat yourself with a good book? Novels, non-fiction, even picture books – whatever your interested in, keep Sunday for reading. A weekly break from coursework is very healthy, and it will help you stay positive about the new study week ahead.
This instrumental track perfectly matches the calm of Sundays, and it won’t distract you from your reading.