School can be tough, whether you’re struggling in difficult classes or worried about drama. Romanticizing the experience can help you feel less stressed and allow you to enjoy school more. Here are some of my favorite ways that I romanticize school:
1. Listen to Music
- Find a good playlist or create your own. You can create different playlists for different occasions to set the mood.
- As long as you don’t get too distracted by it, listening to music while doing homework can help you enjoy the process more. If you get distracted by music with lyrics, try instrumental soundtracks.
- My current favorite songs include Where’s My Love (SYML), Atlantis (Seafret), and The Other Woman (Lana Del Rey).
2. Bring a Book
- Try bringing a book to school. You can get a surprising amount of reading done when waiting for class to start, free blocks, etc.
- I’m currently reading The Night Circus. It’s perfect to read during autumn. The book relies heavily on the reader enjoying the aesthetic rather than being engulfed in the plot. It’s definitely not for everyone, but certainly intriguing. The book uses a magical circus as the setting for a duel between two lovers in which only one of them can survive.
3. Switch Up Your Study Space
- Getting a change of scenery can boost your motivation to get school work done. Try studying in libraries, coffee shops, a park, etc. If you don’t have a ride or these places are too far away from your home, even just switching from studying in your room to studying at the kitchen table can help.
- If you’re at home, consider lighting a candle when you study. My favorite candle I’ve tried so far is lychee pomegranate. It sounds unusual, but it smells amazing.
4. Use Pinterest
- Try creating a Pinterest board to motivate you. On Pinterest, you will find endless study photos, tips, and quotes. Spend some time organizing a board dedicated to your studies and watch it grow. Whenever you don’t feel like studying, come back and update this board to remind yourself of your goals.
- You don’t have to use Pinterest strictly for school. For example, I have boards dedicated to jewelry, vacations, flowers, etc.
5. Dress Up
- Consider putting more thought and effort into what you wear to school. You can try out different styles, or even try to recreate outfits from shows like Gilmore Girls or Gossip Girl.
- Even if you don’t have a lot of clothing options, you can add small accessories to any outfit to take it up a notch. Personally, I enjoy rings and earrings, but you can also try necklaces, bracelets, chokers, anklets, etc.