So, as I sit here, trying to balance homework with, well, fun, I realized that I have a form of working that might seem odd (at least to some).
Whenever I need to sit down and get some serious work done, I usually do one of two things: put on headphones and play music to block out the rest of the world, or put on one of my favorite movies and listen to it as a sort of white noise in the background. Today, I went with the latter and decided to put on Up in the Air while I work on Latin (as well as this blog post).
See, for me, I need some sort of background noise. I have tried working in complete silence and it does not work well. I get antsy. It’s just too damn quiet with no noise in the background. For some people, absolute silence is the best way to focus. For others (like myself), it just doesn’t work.
In addition to this, I typically work best at night. There is just something about nighttime that makes it easier for me to focus. Maybe it’s because everyone is too busy sleeping to update Facebook, or maybe it’s just that I like being in my own little “night owl” club when I work, but whatever the case may be, I work best at night and with some music or a movie on in the background. It works best, and it’s what really gets me working well.
So, class, my question to you is this: how do you study/work best? Are you like me? Do you think my method is crazy? Or are you somewhere in between the two? Or are you maybe even somewhere completely different than any of these? I’m curious to see what everyone else does to study best.
Oh, and because no post is complete without a random picture that just barely relates to the topic, here’s George Clooney. Bustin’ some moves.