Try relieving college stress with music

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There’s no doubt that college can be a stressful place. Especially during midterms. And finals. And most days in between.

Advice on how to deal with that stress comes at you from everywhere and everyone. Take a hike. Bang out some asanas. Run. Drink. Sleep. But I have found the best way for me to de-stress from the study grind is music therapy.

Kanye West agrees. “I liberate minds with my music,” West said. “That’s more important than liberating a few people from apartheid or whatever.”

I know what you’re thinking: how am I supposed to find the right music? From Beethoven to Yo Gotti, there’s so much out there. With so many talented musicians, finding the right fit for your problems is certainly a daunting task.

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Don’t worry, that’s what I’m here for. I have compiled a list of songs that can help you cope with a number of typical college situations.

I lost my keys again!

We’ve all been here. It can be so frustrating. But instead of banging your head against a wall, try tuning to DJ Khaled! DJ Khaled will remind you that:

“I got them keys, keys, keys I got them keys, keys keys
I got them keys, keys, keys I got them keys, keys, keys”

-“I got them Keys,” DJ Khaled feat. Jay Z and Future.

What a relief! DJ Khaled, you da best! Thank you for helping me find my keys. Hopefully I don’t lose “anotha one!”

My sleep schedule is so off!

No worries. If you’re lost about the appropriate amount of sleep to get in a night, Future is here to guide you.

“Smoke the first 48 hours, grind 22 and sleep 2 hours, put 24’s on the new Audi”

-Future, “F*ck Up Some Commas”

You’re so right, Future. Modeling my sleep schedule after Future has not only helped me excel in school, but has genuinely improved my overall health.

I have no idea what to do with my life!

This is a problem all to familiar to college kids, especially those in their senior year. Luckily, artists like Young Thug remind us that money making is possible. Young Thug wants you to know:

“I make a lot of money I make a lot of money I make a lot of money
I make a lot of money
I make a lot of money
I make a lot of money
I make a lot of money
I make a lot of money
I make a lot of money.”

– “Make a Lot,” Young Thug

So eloquently put! Thanks Young Thug! Although not many people are as poetically gifted as Young Thug, his music sure is an inspiration.

I’m having trouble multi-tasking!

It’s so difficult when we have to focus on more than one thing. College is constantly demanding us to switch from one task to the next. T-Pain, however, has full faith that you can switch from one task to the next seamlessly:

“Now let me see that booty work, booty work, booty boo boo booty work

left cheek, right cheek, left cheek, right cheek.”

-“Booty Work (One Cheek at a Time),” T-Pain.

You’re so right, T-pain. Just focus on one thing at a time!

I’m having trouble making new friends!

Where am I supposed to meet all the nice boys? This can be an incredibly stressful situation. Thank god people like Yo Gotti are here to guide us. Yo Gotti has some major intel as to where it “goes down.” According to him,

“It goes down in the DM (it go down) it go down in the DM (it go down, it go… down)

It goes down in the DM (it go down) it go down in the DM (it go down, it go… down)”

-”Down in the DM,” Yo Gotti

See? It’s not that hard. Just be yourself in the DM!

Music is more than just sound. Music is a tool to help you connect with your inner-most soul and overcome some truly stressful situations. I look up to these artists as philosophers and teachers, and I know that they can teach you, too.