Midterms Are Coming, These 11 Spotify Playlists Will Make Studying Less Painful

Midterms Are Coming, These 11 Spotify Playlists Will Make Studying Less Painful

You can get focused and pumped as soon as you need to.


You clicked on this article because, for the most part, you prefer to study by yourself. Working in teams isn't as productive for you and can even get pretty distracting. When you have to study in teams, you tend to walk away feeling happy but also as if you could've done so much more on your own.

So, for all those times when you're studying alone but need a pick-me-up, something to help you focus, or simply to change things up from the usual, here are some Spotify playlists so you can get focused and pumped as soon as you need to.

1. Chill tracks

Some low-key tracks that won't bore you if you're not in the mood of instrumental, but also won't make you lose your concentration.

2. Stress relief

If you're feeling particularly stressed and your mind is racing, here's a playlist that will calm you down with its pretty melodies and soothing voices.

3. A perfect day

When you're feeling upbeat and want something a little peppier while you do your homework, this playlist has it! Go ahead, dance in your chair when you finish writing a fantastic paragraph.

4. Ultimate indie

This one is your go-to for catchy, ambient music to nod your head along to when you're in that study groove.

5. Chill piano

For when you need something that's just instrumental, this is a great option. It'll quiet you down if you had a running-around-everywhere kind of day and get you settled for whatever you need to do next.

6. Quiet hours

A soothing, nature-inspired playlist to add some life into those Sunday work days as you're prepping for the week ahead of you. Remember to stay confident and realistic about your capabilities so you feel energized instead of downtrodden.

7. Just focus

These are the quiet, almost-a-whisper songs that you don't get distracted by. They help you tune into whatever you're doing and drown out everything else.

8. Chill hits

When you're feeling like listening to something you can sing or hum along to, this one includes a lot of popular songs. It has all the easy hits of today from Khalid, Lauv, Why Don't We, and more.

9. Infinite acoustic

If you're feelin' a little blue and need some country, this is it. Really, it's the only playlist you need.

10. Relax and unwind

Feel optimistic and concentrated with this slightly more upbeat playlist that will give you just the right amount of motivation to keep going and try your best.

11. The most beautiful songs in the world

Some very melodious tracks with ethereal voices for any time you feel like you need some peace and beauty in your world.

Hopefully, these playlists help you to keep going when it gets rough and to just relax and breathe when you've had a lot to do. Give yourself that TLC and rest up, too.

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21 Lies College Students Tell Their Parents

I can almost guarantee that you have used at least five of these.


Let's be honest. College is the best time of your life for a lot of reasons, and maybe you should not tell your mom all of them when she calls. I can almost guarantee that you have used at least five of these, and the others — maybe you should try next time!

1. "I can't talk now, I'm in the library."

Typically used when the student is too hungover to talk.

2. "Gotta go now, I'm walking into class."

Then hit play on Netflix.

3. "I think it might be food poisoning."

Was it the food, or all of that alcohol? Your symptoms sound more like a hangover to me.

4. "No, I didn't just wake up."

It is 4 p.m. and, yes, you did.

5. "I need more money for laundry and food."

Meaning, "I need more money for things I don't think you will give me money for."

6. "I never skip class!"

When we use this one, it usually does not refer to anything before 11 a.m.

7. "I studied all night for that test!"

If by "studied all night" you mean you watched TV shows in the library, then, yes, all night.

8. "Everyone failed that test."

And by everyone, I mean me and my friend who did not go to sleep until 3 a.m.

9. "I'm walking home from breakfast with my friends."

Yeah, OK. You are just lucky she cannot see last night's outfit and the high heels you are carrying. We know where you have been.

10. "Potbelly's is a restaurant."

I mean, they may sell tacos, but I'm not sure I would call it a restaurant.

11. "I go to Cantina's for the Nachos."

I hope that is not the only reason but, hey, you do you.

12. "The $40 charge on the card from last Saturday? That was for school supplies!"

Yeah, right. It was for a new dress.

13. "Nobody goes out on weeknights, especially not me."

We all know grades come first, right?

14. "I can't remember the last time I went out!"


15. "I make my bed regularly"

About as often as I clean the bathroom.

16. "I did not say 'Margarita Monday,' I said I went to 'Margaret's on Monday'!"

Following the use of this lie, do not post any pictures on social media of you with a margarita.

17. "I use my meal plan, and eat in the dining hall all the time."

As you scarf down Chick-fil-A.

18. "I eat healthy!"

For those without a meal plan who have to grocery shop on their own, we all know you spend $2 on a 12-pack of Ramen noodles and the rest on a different kind of 12-pack.

19. "No, I don't have a fake ID."

OK, "John Smith," and where exactly in Wyoming are you from?

20. "I'm doing great in all of my classes."

We use this one because you cannot see our grades online, anymore.

21. "I did not wait until the last minute to start on this."

We all know that if you start a paper before 10 p.m. the night before it is due, you are doing something wrong.

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Artist Spotlight: Lil Skies

This is not another "Lil" rapper.


If you have not heard of Lil Skies then go on to Spotify and Apple Music and listen to his music. On the surface, he might look like your regular clout rapper. He has face tattoos, smoked weed, and raps about parties and girls, BUT his other tracks talk about his constant hustle and his dedication to his mom who constantly worked to pay their bills. In his interview with Montreality, he discusses his idol a man who was extremely tatted, but walked around like nothing and did not care about the stares he received. On the topic of the law of attraction, Lil Skies stated: "I definitely do believe in this sh-t, if you think positive about something and I feel like it will happen." He mentions manifestation and how he would speak it to the universe and it happened for him. As someone who believes in manifestation and intentions, it was nice to hear that one of my favorite rappers also believes in that and is accomplishing his goals.

Another thing that sets Lil Skies apart is that he keeps to himself on social media. He lets his actions speak for himself and he usually does not start beef with other rappers or talent. Instead, he keeps being consistent with his music by releasing music videos and collaborating with other artists like Wiz Khalifa.

In the same interview, he discusses how he is a very romantic person with significant others, but he is also trying to spoil the other women in his life like his mom, who he gave a present to on stage at one of his concerts. His fans can see how silly he is on funny moment videos about him. But he is also serious about drugs and says that he only smokes weed and does not want to fall victim like other artists.

For Lil Skies it really is all about his music and really showcasing his talent.

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