Have you ever watched a Study With Me video on YouTube? An effective study time (or productive time at work) requires immense focus, proper technique, and a motivated mindset. Recently, I discovered content creators on Youtube featuring videos where you can feel sitting with them to study (or work) using time blocking, relaxing music, and even showing a magnificent view.
The Pomodoro Technique
Pomodoro Technique is one popular time management technique in order to be more productive and focus at work or study. Francesco Cirillo developed the method in the late 1980s. Each interval is the Pomodoro, adapted from the Italian word for tomato. He referred to the tomato-shaped kitchen timer that Cirillo used when he was a university student.
In Pomodoro time, there is always an interval of 25 minutes for every focused time block for a certain task. Then, you can pause for a break in 5 or 10 minutes and proceed again with 25 minutes time block. Doing this continuously will set a pattern to time and establish discipline as you study or work.
In my experience, using applications like Forest made me try the first time use of a Pomodoro technique. Time Blocking works effectively when I have deadlines to beat for my writing tasks.
Background Music for Focus
The sound I am into while working at home or even starting the day with breakfast is Lo-Fi Music (Low Fidelity music). I know the term is new for many. According to Brenden Lutes, this is a type of sound recording that contains technical flaws that make the recording sound unique. This kind of music sounds like the electronic jazz of Owl City without the lyrics. The purpose usually is for background music for aesthetic videos. And Yes, it makes my day! 🙂
Using “Study With Me” videos
I encountered randomly some of these videos on Youtube because of searching for Lo-Fi Music. The content creators seem to be more intentional here in inviting the viewer to sit with them for a quiet, chill, and focused study time. It felt like working with someone (virtually) during the time blocks rather than just being aware that you are alone.
Here are the channels you can check out:
As mesmerized by the magnificent night view of Tokyo Tower, I immediately subscribe to this channel. You will simply love how Abao was able to present this kind of background on his content and how he incorporates music. Everything is so dreamy! *sigh*
STUDY DESK GOALS! Study to Sucess is a content creator based in the US. The only problem is I can’t get enough of the sight of her total aesthetics items on the desk – so pretty. The young girl within me is in delight! By the way, the content creator is a Hufflepuff (For Harry Potter Themed Content). 💛
Hanoi Chamomile is a content creator from Vietnam. What is most fascinating about the content is the music choice. On a personal note, the studio ghibli playlist made me subscribed to this channel 💚. The videos uploaded in this channel are neat and calming as chamomile.
Aside from helping students focus, it also helps people working now at home on being productive. Have you chosen one content suited to your study or work style?
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