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Music to help with motivation

Music to help with motivation

Written by Michelle Curry

Music is a powerful force! It can inspire you, it can help improve your mood and enhance your productivity and concentration.

If you are feeling stressed with an upcoming assessment or deadlines, or the nerves are rolling in with an upcoming exam or getting your grade results, listening to music can help.

While there is no specific genre of music that is proven to provide more inspiration and motivation than another. Your personal preference and taste are the main deciding factor.  We all have that one song that can get you up dancing at a party and that you know the lyrics word for word. Listening to music helps release dopamine the feel-good hormone that can encourage us, and when you’re feeling deflated it can re-inspire us! So next time you hear this song take note and add it to your playlist!

If you are lacking enthusiasm in the morning and have a big day of study ahead or having a rough day. Singing some of these lyrics out loud at the top of your voice might give you the motivation you need (just don’t do this in the university library).

Lose yourself // Eminem

Titanium // David Guetta featuring Sia

Roar // Katy Perry

Fight Song // Rachel Platten

I am here // Pink

Solid Rock // Goanna

Cloudy Day // Tones and I

Run the world (Girls) // Beyonce

Need extra motivation? Make a 45-minute playlist or create a list of your top 10 songs, and don’t stop working on that task until it finishes. Some of my favourite songs doing the rounds on my playlist are:

Hurt Somebody // Noah Kahan, Julia Michaels

What do you mean? // Justin Bieber

Let’s Go // Calvin Harris, Ne-Yo

Belief // John Mayer

Fader // The Temper Trap

Tides // Ed Sheeran

Its nice to be alive // Ball Park Music

Heat Waves // Glass Animals

Where are you now? // Lost Frequencies, Calum Scott

The floor // Johnny Gill

Circles // Post Malone

Never mind // Dennis Lloyd

On My way // Sheppard

Lie Like this // Julia Michaels

Just You and I // Tom Walker

Shut up and dance // Walk the moon

Wake me up // Avicii

Sleepless // Flume

Elephant // Tame Impala

Chateau // Angus & Julia Stone

Believer // Imagine Dragons

Fire // Peking Duk

Go Your Own Way // Fleetwood Mac

Lovely Day // Bill Withers

Outta My Head // Khalid, John Mayer

Sunset Lover // Petit Biscuit

Here Comes the sun // Mauve

Golden // Harry Styles

Between You & I // Kita Alexander

You Pick me up // Pete Murray

Follow the sun // Xavier Rudd

A great song should lift your heart, warm the soul, and make you feel good – Colbie Caillat.

So next time you’re lacking in motivation, open up your playlist, pop in some headphones and listen to your favourite song. I’d love to know what’s your number one on your playlist.

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