10 Songs To Help You Relax Before/During Finals

10 Songs To Help You Relax Before/During Finals

I'm sorry to bear the bad news, but hopefully these will help.

I'm so sorry to remind you, but finals are soon approaching. Here are 10 songs that I recommend to help you relax, because if you are anything like me, stress only makes things worse.

1. Danny Boy- Celtic Thunder

This is my ultimate song to relax to. It could be because of my wonderful time in Ireland, or I like the sound of nice singing voices with foreign accents. Maybe it's my Irish heritage, but who knows, everyone I share it with seems to enjoy it.

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2. Tiny Dancer- Elton John

I feel like Sir Elton does not even need an explanation.

3. Set Fire to the Rain- Adele

I do not know why, but this song has always helped me calm down. The piano music and Adele's soaring voice could do it. It could also be the fact that it is a beautiful singing voice with a foreign accent.

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4. Weightless- Marconi Union

This song seems nice enough upon superficial listen, but according to numerous neuroscientists along with several studies, it is THE song to listen to if you want to relax.

5. Hallelujah- Leonard Cohen (or the Pentatonix version)

The beauty of this song itself puts me into a very calm space every time I listen to it. The Pentatonix music video went viral on my social media sites because of the beauty. I have always found acapella music to be particularly beautiful and relaxing.

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6. Life of the Party- Shawn Mendes

He has recently blown up. This, however is one of his earlier songs that I absolutely adore. His voice paired with the piano and the uplifting message create another wonderful song to help you temporarily escape from the world.

7. Angel of Music- Phantom of the Opera Original London Cast

Anytime you listen to Phantom, it better be the original London cast or else you are missing out. This entire musical is a gorgeous masterpiece. For some reason, this song has stuck with me in it's own way. Sometimes, when I am really stressed, I listen to this before bed and it helps me fall asleep.

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8. Empty Chairs at Empty Tables- Les Miserables Cast

Although this song is incredibly sad and poignant, I find it very relaxing.

9. Imagine- John Lennon

The message, the voice, and the instrumentals create a world in which we would all like to live, albeit temporarily.

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10. Let it Be- The Beatles

This song is wonderfully calming, and also a good reminder that whatever happens this finals season will happen.

Good luck everyone!

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It’s safe to say that my perspective changed once I signed my marriage certificate at the age of 18. Although marriage is not always easy and getting married at such a young age definitely sets you up for some extra challenges, there is something to be said about entering into marriage and adulthood at the same time.

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Summer And Jobs

Working summers doesn't have to be tedious.


Like many other college students, I was ready for summer but was kinda bummed that I had to work. Its not that I didn't like where I was working, I actually was really lucky to be working in a hospital environment but I just hated being alone all summer from 9-5. I've had this job for a few years now and a few other paid interns came and went but I never really connected with any of them. This year is different though.

I got really lucky to have another intern work with me that was very similar to me. The tasks we got were always simple but they were made to be more fun because I got to do them while talking with someone else. Now I actually enjoy and look forward to going to work.

The key to finding a good job is finding one that you enjoy doing and one that will help you gain knowledge that will help you out with future career plans. Working with friends also make tasks enjoyable! I would be careful with working with your friend however because if your job needs you to be serious and focused, being around your best friends may distract you from that.

Another thing that definitely makes summer jobs more enjoyable are taking breaks! It is your summer vacation after all! I'm not saying don't take a day off just to sit around, but if you make plans with family and friends, take a Friday off and enjoy the warm weather and good company! Employers understand that us college students and on break and have lives, they are usually very lenient with days off!

If you have to do a summer job to make money to live off of or pay for college, the best thing to do is look at the big picture. If you don't enjoy your job but can't afford to quit, remember that the money if going to help you out a lot. Also, this job is probably only for the summer right? So it's not permanent my friend! Get through these annoying few weeks and you will be back at college, taking steps for a bigger and brighter future.

Summer jobs are tough, I know, but make the most of it! And don't forget to enjoy it whenever you can!!!


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