We’re back again with the third post of our music series. 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.
#Easter Monday reunion
Just another day in paradise by Phil Vassar
It’s the last day of the Easter Holidays. Whatever your plan is, make sure you’re spending quality time with your family before coming back the university life, because there really is no place like home, you’ll have “just another day in paradise”.
#Tuesday in the library
Four seasons by Vivaldi
Ok, so the paradise is now truly over. It’s time to get yourself well-prepared for the exams ahead. The final stage in Lozanov’s RAM music effect is the Memory Consolidation phase. This is when you’re reviewing material that you’ve just learned, and you want to retain that information in your brain. During this stage, you want to listen to what is known as a Passive Concert — a melodic, baroque piece of classical music. This will help you consolidate information, retaining it in your long-term memory. My suggestion is “Four seasons” by Vivaldi.
#Wednesday morning run
Don’t forget, daily exercise will give you more energy for studying. Have you felt your belly fat expand after sitting in the library too long? Burn it before you regret it! Get up, and run. Turn on this song. It’ll give you inspiration to keep pounding on…
“Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten”
#Thursday group revision
The final countdown by Europe
Working together to remember old answers to past exam questions will help you produce more-specific revision notes. What one person forgets, another may remember. Also you know you are not alone when counting down the days till that first exam. That’s what teamwork is all about, you will win together! All you need is a theme song for teamwork spirit, like this one.
“It’s the final countdown
The final countdown
We’re heading for Venus (Venus)
And still we stand tall
Cause maybe they’ve seen us
And welcome us, all yeah
With so many lightyears to go
And things to be found (to be found)”
Let it rain by Olivia Ong
Revision time can seem even more depressing when rain comes, especially when it comes unexpectedly (which is a normal thing in England). You’ve called your mum, talked to your friends, eaten a bunch of snacks and are still feeling down and uninspired. Let Olivia Ong’s beautiful voice bring you a little sunshine and brighten your mood.
“Let it rain, rain
It`s the perfect weather for contemplating
Let it rain, rain
For after such a weather
Sunshine will come”
And the laughter
And the serious smile
It`s teasing you pal
Like it`s coming to get you
Oh they wish for you
To be happy again
But you`re locked up inside
You`re missing your cue”
Girl on fire by Alicia Keys
It’s finally the weekend, so throw those textbooks and revision notes aside. Go out, the sun is hopefully shining now. Hanging out with your mates, going for a shopping trip or chilling in a beer garden are all great ways to spend a Saturday. You’re on top of the world today!
“Looks like a girl, but she’s a flame
So bright, she can burn your eyes
Better look the other way
You can try but you’ll never forget her name
She’s on top of the world
Hottest of the hottest girls say
Oh, we got our feet on the ground
And we’re burning it down
Oh, got our head in the clouds
And we’re not coming down”
The lazy song by Bruno Mars
When was the last time you did nothing at all? No studying, no reading, no TV, no exercise, no traveling, Nothing! It sounds the complete opposite to being productive, and you may say that you are too busy to do nothing. But it’s actually something worth making time for. Letting your mind unravel by doing nothing can be a great investment into your personal well-being. Some new ideas may come, you may find that solutions for impossible problems find their way to you once you stop thinking about them.
So why not schedule in a bit of “doing nothing”?