The wind is colder, the citations are longer—finals season is coming.
Maybe you have a research paper you’ve been meaning to start, plus back-to-back exams.
Depending on your study style, your first reaction might be to work non-stop until it’s done (or until you’re face-down in your Stats textbook, snoring in the library.)
But burnout is real, and it can impact your creativity and productivity. Taking short breaks during a deep study sesh is key to staying productive—and staying sane. Don’t believe me? Google agrees (and so does Forbes.)
Here are 9 videos to reset your brain:
1. The Pep Talk You Need
This boy learned how to ride a bike and he has some big words for you:
2. John Green on Perspective
“You can’t know what an experience will mean to Future You until you ARE Future You.” So the hard work you’re doing now could pay off in ways that you can’t even imagine yet.
3. The School of Life - Good Enough is Good Enough
To remind yourself that you’re actually doing a great job, sweetie:
4. Parks and Rec - Leslie Knope being extra Leslie for 7 minutes straight
This might also be filed under “weirdly motivational” because Leslie Knope is oddly inspiring.
5. The Office - Jim Pranking Dwight Compilation
It doesn’t matter if you’ve never watched The Office or if you fall asleep to it every night—identity theft is not a joke.
6. Keith Puppy-sits The Try Guys’ Dogs
What’s better than a dog video? The Try Guys + 4 dogs.
7. Sam Smith Carpool Karaoke
...Technically, we’re the same species. Also, his wedding plan is 11/10 goals.
8. Give Me Compliments
Me when I do the absolute bare minimum:
9. Aretha Franklin Performs “A Natural Woman”
We had to put one in for the eternal Queen of Soul. This has Aretha Franklin, Carole King, and the Obamas—what’s not to love?