“With confidence you have won before you have started.”
– Marcus Garvey
Everyone studies differently and that is totally ok. No two people are completely alike when it comes to learning, comprehending and retaining knowledge. Take myself for example, it turns out I am a kinesthetic and aural learner. Basically I learn best hands on and when listening and reading the material. If you are curious on what type you are, just click HERE. How do I usually study you might ask? Well here are two things that I do.
Music Can Actually Help
Certain types of people love to learn with music. Music enables them to focus their energy onto whatever they are studying and link music and study material together. In the article “The Benefits of Studying with Music,” it talks about how it can reduce anxiety and make you feel more relaxed while studying. I would have to agree because, I love to study with music. I listen to classical music, or anything instrumental, just with no words. If there were words I would much rather just sing along! One of my favorite playlists I listen to while studying is on Spotify. Click HERE to listen! It’s piano music and there is over an hour worth of different songs. Some other playlists I love to listen to are:
- Disney Piano Collection
- Max Richter Piano
- Peaceful Guitar
- Classicalish A mashup of different piano music
Above are my go to playlists when I am studying for something. I also listen to them when I’m blogging, like right now. I’m listening to my Disney Piano Collection (: Music also isn’t the only way to study other than just reading your notes or doing flash cards over and over again.
The Gym Helps You Study Too?
I know, sounds crazy huh? I thought so too, until I tried it and it actually stuck. While working out you can bring those flash-cards and quiz yourself. For instance, while doing your cardio on the stationary bike, instead of biking and looking at your phone, look at your flashcards instead. Since you’re releasing dopamine and adrenaline, you’re engraining all that study material into you head and you’re happy doing it. There are many different ways you can study, it just depends on what you gravitate towards most. Try out a few different ways and see which ones you like and which ones you don’t necessarily like doing. It is all about finding what works best for you, what makes you WANT to study and what helps you comprehend the study material. Everybody’s brain is different, which is why there is a multitude of different types of studying. Go learn, soak up all the knowledge and apply it where you need too!
“The process may seem strange and yet it is very true. I did not so much gain the knowledge of things by the words, as words by the experience I had of things.”
“You love tests?”
“Well, yeah. There are questions and answers. True or false, multiple choice, essay. What’s not to love?”
– Nora Roberts
“Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr
January 19th 2020
I’m finally able to return to the gym after being sick for about two weeks. Finally got settled into my school and checked out the gym with one of the chicks in my class today. It helps that she is totally into the gym and knows almost every single work out. Here was one of the workouts that we did today:
- 1/2 mile run on the treadmill or 30 min of alternate cardio.
- American kettlebell swings x25
- Alternating jump lunges x20
- Alternating dumbbell snatch x15
- Dumbbell press right x5
- Dumbbell press left x5
- Chest to bar pull-ups x5
- Set the timer for 20 minutes and see how many sets you can get through!
For the kettlebells, and dumbbells use whatever weight you feel comfortable with. This is about staying positive and motivated through your workout. Listen to your body and see how the weights affect you and your workout. Sweat a little, enjoy the pain a little and breathe. This is about you achieving your goals. Make sure to bring water and rest when you need to!
“We must appreciate and never underestimate our own inner power.”
– Noah Galloway, former Army Ranger and 2014 Ultimate Men’s Health Guy
“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
– John Wooden
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt
“An infantryman’s job is to deliver his enemies into the waiting hands of Death. It is Doc’s job to protect his brothers from Death, to knock him aside and say, “Not today.”
– Adam Fenner
“Never regard study as a duty but as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later works belong.”
– Albert Einstein
Sometimes all you can do is look to the sky and revel. Think about the vastness of it all. Sometimes all you should do is pause, and cloud watch. Let the calming sensation flow into your soul.
“The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson