I know you must be thinking, “Another playlist?” Well, yep. It’s been my drug of choice during midterms, so bear with me.
Many college students snack obsessively during this time. Some turn to caffeine. Others nap. What do I do?
I spend an hour on Spotify crafting and changing the order of tracks on playlists to eliminate the awkward silence between songs, which kills me. Did I mention I also eat, drink coffee, and try to keep my eyelids open long enough to finish a research report for my campaigns class while doing this?
Thank goodness spring break starts today. I’m going to D.C., and to say I’m PUMPED would be a understatement.
You bet I’ll be jammin’ away listening to this ultimate EDM (electronic dance music) playlist on the plane and during my break. Give it a listen whether you’re working out or just need some music to pump you up.
I highly suggest joining Spotify for streaming just about any song, album or playlist. I pay $5 per month as a student to have access to a bazillion songs with zero ads. I have the ability to follow and make as many playlists as my heart desires. It’s TOTALLY worth the money. Ask for a Spotify Gift Card $30 (affiliate link!) for your b-day or a holiday. 🙂
Follow me (Brianna Kolota) and my playlists on Spotify if you like this mix. I’m also a fan of John Mayer, OneRepublic, Lorde, Lana Del Rey, Ben Howard, Imagine Dragons, 90’s hits, and other adult alternative music if that’s your thing.
- Are you a spotify member?
- What’s your favorite workout song now?
- Do you like seeing playlists on Hungry Gator Gal? Would you like to see more/less/the same amount?
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If you’re a student like me, the 33 Stages of Finals Week article on BuzzFeed pretty much describes your life right now. If you’re not in school, I’m sure the holidays in general are stressing you out.
Regardless of age, everyone should have a way to relieve stress. When I was in high school, I let the anxiety build up inside until I’d start crying. Not exactly the best way to cope if you ask me.
Since then, I’ve learned exercise is a great stress reliever, especially yoga. It allows me to stretch it out while clearing my mind, even if only for a few minutes of the day.
From the Keep Calm-O-Matic
I’ve been practicing for seven months and generally attend one group class per week. I’m so addicted at this point that I can feel tension building in my neck, lower back and hamstrings when I skip a week.
Anyway, I highly suggest you try a power yoga or vinyasa yoga class if you’re looking for a way to unplug. Seriously. Watching Netflix and staring at computer and phone screens all day will only make you more stressed.
Below you’ll find a list of my favorite yoga poses for stress relief. If you attend a class, ask the instructor to include the pose in your practice. If you can’t attend a class, simply do the poses individually or in a sequence on your own.
Click on the title of each pose to see how to perform the pose and learn what muscle(s) it stretches. Also, check out this complete guide to starting yoga from So Much Yoga if you’re brand new to practicing. Enjoy!
P.S. In case you’re wondering, my mental state is at No. 23 on the BuzzFeed article. 😉
- Do you practice yoga?
- What’s your favorite yoga pose?
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