Studying while Listening to Music

Source: LoFi Girl

I never understood why people would listen to music while studying, especially when it’s a genre they are fond of. I get distracted way too easily and start signing along instead of taking notes and reviewing my lecture slides. Fun fact, I am a drummer, so if I hear a great beat I will concentrate on how it was created, next thing I know I’ve spent most of my study time just ‘jamming out.’ Maybe, many of you have felt the same and have resorted to studying in silence, even though studying in silence might also get you distracted if there is a sudden sound. Reaching focus is one of the most difficult parts of studying.

So what’s the solution?

Well, If you like to listen to your favorite genre of music and you work well, then keep doing you and succeed. But, if you’re like me, then some music that you may find useful for focusing, or at least relaxing, is a genre called LoFi.

When I was in high school I discovered LoFi and I soon began listening to some excellent nondistracting and peaceful tunes, and I still do to this day.

I listen to a youtube stream called lofi hip hop radio – beats to relax/study toby the creator, LoFi Girl

These are peaceful tracks with ‘background music’ type beats. I find it great to block out noise at busy coffee shops or annoying siblings at home. If you have heard of it, I hope you have tried, or are thinking of trying, it to study. 

When I tune in to the stream, which is 24/7 by the way, I find myself spending an adequate amount of time focused and getting my work done. I’ve written some great papers and lab reports to LoFi Girl. It’s also nice to listen to when I clean my room or just layin in bed chilling. All I do is turn on the stream and my mind is conditioned to either studying or tuning out the outside world in any situation.

So go and check out the LoFi girl or the LoFi genre to study or relax, you might be amazed by the great beats and its ability to help you focus, according to me, a very reliable source:)

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