benjamin francis leftwich

Dealing with school and stress

We’ve all had times where school has gotten really overwhelming. These are just a few things that I do to help deal with my stress and to calm myself down.

1. Listen to calming music. This always helps me concentrate, and calms me when I’m studying for an exam or doing homework. here are some of my favorites:

  • Atlas Hands - Benjamin Francis Leftwich
  • Landfill - Daughter 
  • Skinny love - Bon iver 
  • To Build a Home - The Cinematic Orchestra 
  • Bloom - The paper kites


2. Take breaks. Step back from what your doing and go take a long shower or read a few chapters of a book. It always helps to take a break from whatever is stressing you out and give yourself some to take a breath and calm down.

3. Get organized. Being unorganized just stresses me out beyond belief. Make a to do list and plan out what you need to do that day, organize your school work into folders or in binders so that you know where everything is. Set up a system and follow it.

4. Drink some tea. Tea also helps to calm me down. There are so many types of tea I love to drink but green tea especially does the trick, its super healthy and delicious!

5. Look after your self. Getting a good amount of sleep and a good diet helps a lot is really important. Make yourself a huge breakfast, eat some fruit, work out or go to bed and hour or two earlier. 

-Paris

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coffee shop productivity: the low key edition

You’re relaxed, at peace and more importantly, at work. The ideas are flowing into a steady pace of productivity. Voices speak softly in the background and the aroma of coffee are about. You’ve kept calm and are now carrying on. (listen)

songs for when your brain won’t stop thinking and you can’t sleep at night

// 1. Re: Stacks - Bon Iver // 2. Shallows - Daughter // 3. Our Song - The xx // 4. Heart Full Of Wine - Angus & Julia Stone // 5. Lovely Sad - The Maine // 6. To Build A Home - The Cinematic Orchestra // 7. Hard To Find - The National // 8. Please Don’t Go - Barcelona // 9. Serenade - Emiliana Torrini // 10. I’ll Never Forget You - Birdy // 11. Falling In Love In A Coffee Shop - Landon Pigg // 12. Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran // 13. Don’t Go Slow - Benjamin Francis Leftwich // 14. 24-25 - Kings of Convenience // 15. Closer - Joshua Radin // 16. Sleeper 1972 - Manchester Orchestra // 17. Asleep - The Smiths // 18. Blindsided - Bon Iver //

~ listen here ~

playlist for a lost love http://open.spotify.com/user/1266353920/playlist/6gm3CUnftNnbEb8uzphflF

tracks: 

  • twelve feet deep- the front bottoms 
  • your graduation- modern baseball 
  • the boy who blocked his own shot- brand new 
  • navy blue- the story so far
  • on the floor- seahaven
  • we’re fighting again- flatsound 
  • me- the 1975 
  • own it- drake
  • hide- little may
  • set the fire to the third bar- snow patrol 
  • in my veins- andrew belle 
  • sea bitch- tallows
  • love lost (acoustic)- the temper trap 
  • if it hurts- gallant 
  • oceans- setfret
  • moths- racing glaciers 
  • nikki- logic
  • echoes of silence- the weeknd 
  • loveland- milky chance
  • fallingforyou- the 1975 
  • shine- benjamin francis leftwich
  • mr. brightside- the killers 
  • it could be better- lewis watson 
  • atlas hands- benjamin francis leftwich 
  • peach- the front bottoms 
  • strange girl- the zolas
  • she changes the weather- swim deep 
  • dust is gone- mø 
  • remember you- g-eazy 
  • lyin king- jhene aiko 
  • rollercoaster- bleachers 
  • not your fault- awolnation 
  • hold my hand- the fray 
  • temple- kings of leon 
  • honey- magic man 
  • everything we used to do- goldhouse 
  • idfc- blackbear
  • changing of the seasons- two door cinema club 
  • maps- the front bottoms
  • resolution- matt corby 
  • often- the weeknd 
  • such small hands- la dispute
  • all i want- dawn golden 
  • days- the drums 
  • mess is mine- vance joy 
  • talk about it- erik hassle 
  • cold cold man- saint motel 
  • too far gone- sir sly 
  • don’t wait for me- racing glaciers 
  • coming back again- kings of leon 
  • waiting game- banks 
  • perfect like you- ricosheï 
  • undo- the 1975 
  • beautiful you- parker theory 
  • syndicate- the fray 
  • always- blink-182 
  • knees- peter and kerry 
  • jealous- labyrinth 
  • a part of me (ft. laura whiteside)- neck deep
  • beautiful war- kings of leon 
  • knee deep- lydia 
  • sedated- hozier
  • wake me- bleachers
  • still- daughter 
  • animal- racing glaciers
  • always take you back- night terrors of 1927
  • romance- monogram
  • holding on- fyfe
  • jesus christ- brand new
  • the one who gave up- flat sound
  • clairvoyant- the story so far
  • forest whitaker- bad books 
  • papershaker- morning show 
  • comeback story- kings of leon 
  • begging for thread- banks
  • sleep- citizen
  • caffeine- thomston 
  • wolf- now, now
  • anobrain- the 1975
  • jungle- drake
  • your soul- RHODES
  • au revoir- onerepublic
  • promises- jhene aiko 
  • trouble (stripped)- halsey
  • i hope you’re okay- flatsound

when you can’t sleep at night :

mellow songs to soothe your sleepless eyes and weary bones.

when you can’t sleep at night / of mice & men || atlas hands / benjamin francis leftwich || i’m low on gas and you need a jacket (alternate version) / pierce the veil || no one like you / best coast || dear life / william beckett || oh boy / duffy || sleep through the static / jack johnson || behind the sea (alternate version) / panic! at the disco || be quiet and drive (far away) (acoustic) / deftones || this lullaby / queens of the stone age || noir / william control

[listen]

playlist to go to sleep to.

1. mad sounds - arctic monkeys

2. sense - tom odell

3. firefly - ed sheeran

4. holding a heart - toby lightman

5. nothing arrived - villagers (live from spotify version)

6. i wanna be yours - arctic monkeys

7. she treats me well - ben howard

8. break the silence - the dig

9. work song - hozier

10. lilywhite - luke sital-singh

11. hot gates - mumford and sons

12. time of war - the vantage

13. losing you - aquilo

14. petrichor - keaton henson

15. shiver - lily rose

16. grand optimist - city and colour

17. broken - jake bugg

18. the end of all things - panic!  at the disco

19. a rush of blood to the head - coldplay

20. new slang - the shins

21. special death - mirah

22. konstantine - something coporate

23. i will follow you into the dark - death cab for cutie

24. berlin - ry x

25. skinny love - bon iver

26. chord left - agnes obel

27. follow you down to the red oak tree - james vincent mcmorrow

28. pictures - benjamen francis leftwich

29. in dreams - ben howard

30.  hey now - london grammar

31. arsonist’s lullabye - hozier

32. prayer in c - lilly wood and the prick

33. promise - ben howard

34. stay tonight - tom odell

35. smoke - daughter

36. ghosts that we knew - mumford and sons

37. till i lost - tom odell

38. it’s hard to get around the wind - alex turner

39. piledriver waltz- arctic monkeys

40. hiding tonight - alex turner


Jesus I only planned to put twenty songs down.

‘Cuddling on a Rainy Day’ Playlist

“Atlas Hands” - Benjamin Francis Leftwich
“Northern Wind” - City and Colour
“Stubborn Love” - The Lumineers
“Cherry Wine” - Hozier
“Holocene” - Bon Iver
“No One To Let You Down” - The Head and The Heart
“Always Gold” - Radical Face
“Blood” - The Middle East
“Banana Pancakes” - Jack Johnson
“Thank You” - Led Zeppelin
“Higher Love” - James Vincent McMorrow
“No Shade In the Shadow of the Cross” - Sufjan Stevens
“Snaggletooth” - Vance Joy
“Maps” - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
“Sand” - Keaton Henson
“Like Real People Do” - Hozier
“Love Love Love” - Of Monsters and Men
“First Day Of My Life” - Bright Eyes
“No Me, No You, No More” - The Staves
“Everything” - Michael Buble

SLEEPING SICKNESS

http://8tracks.com/blank-logic/sleeping-sickness

♡♡♡♡a compilation of indie/folk artist music that will lull you into dreamland ♡♡♡♡

includes:

  • Depth Over Distance - Ben Howard
  • The Wolves (Act I & II) - Bon Iver
  • Boy With a Coin - Iron & Wine
  • Never Think - Robert Pattinson
  • The Girl - City & Colour
  • Black Flies - Ben Howard
  • Such Great Heights - Iron & Wine
  • Skinny Love - Bon Iver
  • Paper Aeroplane - Angus and Julia Stone
  • Let Me Sign - Robert Pattinson
  • Big Jet Plane - Angus & Julia Stone
  • Poison & Wine - The Civil Wars
  • Flightless Bird, American Mouth - Iron & Wine
  • Jesus Christ - Brand New
  • Stubborn Love - The Lumineers
  • Dirty Paws - Of Monsters & Men
  • Atlas Hands - Ben Leftwich
  • Sensible Heart (w/ The Girl Outro) City & Colour
  • Safe & Sound - The Civil Wars, ft. Taylor Swift
  • Love, Love, Love - Of Monsters & Men

ENJOY :)

songs for relaxing mornings, warm blankets and cups of coffee or tea.

// 1.  Cold Coffee - Ed Sheeran // 2. She Is Love - Parachute // 3. Don’t Go Slow - Benjamin Francis Leftwich // 4. And Then You - Greg Laswell // 5. Grow Old With Me - Tom Odell // 6. Are We There Yet - Ingrid Michaelson // 7. I Won’t Let You Go - James Morrison // 8. Stay Alive - Jose Gonzalez // 9. Way Back When - Kodaline // 10. So Far (It’s Alright) - The 1975 // 11. Mess Is Mine - Vance Joy // 12. Never Fade - Jack Johnson // 13. Just A Boy - Angus & Julia Stone // 14. Old Scars - Ryan Keen // 15. And If My Heart Should Somehow Stop - James Vincent McMorrow // 16. Tee Shirt - Birdy // 17. How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding // 18. Only Love - Ben Howard // 19. Free Fallin’ - John Mayer // 20. Re:Stacks - Bon Iver //

~ listen here ~

so indie - edsheervns

1 atlas hands / benjamin francis leftwich
2 heartbeats / josé gonzález
3 hold back the river / james bay
4 all i want / kodaline
5 same mistakes / paper aeroplanes
6 the first day of my life / bright eyes
7 generator (first floor) / freelance whales
8 home / gabrielle aplin
9 riptide / vance joy
10 devil on my shoulder / orla gartland
11 bones / lewis watson
12 sos / ashley frangipane
13 waiting for the fall / tommy ashby
14 you always make me smile / kyle andrews
15 featherstone / the paper kites
16 lilo / lauren aquilina
17 neopolitan dreams / lisa mitchell
18 put on, cologne / donovan woods
19 play with fire / vance joy
20 skinny love / birdy
21 windows / lewis watson
22 the ground / orla gartland
23 as we are now / saint raymond
24 another love / tom odell
25 pictures / benjamin francis leftwich
26 how to save a life / the fray
27 i’ll keep you safe / sleeping at last
28 out on my own / gabrielle aplin
29 bruises / tommy ashby
30 turning page / sleeping at last
31 the river / saint raymond
32 youth / daughter
33 lost / gentle bones
34 bloom / the paper kites
35 5 years time / noah and the whale
36 heirloom / sleeping at last
37 dancing song / little comets
38 gracious / ben howard
39 favourite day / bombay bicycle club
40 generator (second floor) / freelance whales
41 butterfly culture / benjamin francis leftwich
42 jupiter / sleeping at last
43 cold snap / tommy ashby
44 cough syrup / young the giant
45 give me love (the live room) / ed sheeran
46 turning back around / rhodes
47 do you want it all? / two door cinema club
48 we are (live at the cluny 2 newcastle) / ed sheeran

http://8tracks.com/edsheervns/so-indie -