Problem Sets. Job Recruiting. Midterms. Extracurricular Activities. Social Life. Grad School Applications. Health & Wellness. Finals. Needless to say, Harvard students have an enormous amount of things going on in their lives. With so many responsibilities to balance, Harvard students are always looking for new ways to improve productivity. Such ways can include yoga, meditation, exercise, a time management app, blue light glasses and more. Founded in 2018, the Endel app has created an ingenious new solution to the productivity problem: scientifically engineered soundwaves.
Endel analyzes the time of day, weather, amount of natural light present as well as an individual’s heart rate and circadian rhythm to generate personalized soundwaves called soundscapes. Soundscapes are designed to boost student productivity by helping them study, focus, recover, sleep, stay motivated and much more. Read below to learn more about the different soundscapes that the Endel app offers and how they can help you manage stress, make the most of each day, and accomplish your goals!!
In a world filled with distractions and stressors, it can be hard for Harvard students to concentrate on their studies. The Study soundscape was scientifically engineered by Endel to have all tones dimmed, sparse sound sections and to deliberately never occupy the wide spectrum of hearing in order to make it the perfect tool to help students stay calm and maintain their concentration while studying. The Study soundscape is perfect for drowning out noise distractions when studying in a crowded environment, providing background noise when working in the eerily silent Widener Library, and for just simply staying focused throughout long study sessions. Are you someone who struggles to ignore their phone during a study session? The Study soundscape can help you stay concentrated for a longer duration of time! Are your upcoming deadlines and exams stressing you out? Use the Study soundscape to stay calm and collected during your studying!
With so many things to do, Harvard students are always in need of a few words of motivation. In partnership with the son of the late Alan Watts, Endel created the Wiggly Wisdom soundscape to help you stay motivated throughout the day. This soundscape integrates soothing tones and the free-spirited words of Alan Watts, a pioneer of Eastern philosophy in the West, to provide a relaxing yet inspiring sound experience. The Wiggly Wisdom soundscape is a perfect way to get the morning started, find the motivation to write that paper and find solace within the chaos that is so often characteristic of the Harvard experience. The Wiggly Wisdom soundscape is not simply good for your productivity — it’s also good for your soul.
The intense academic, extracurricular, and social lives of Harvard students makes adequate recovery an essential part of their productivity. Made with one of the most ancient musical instruments, guzheng, Endel’s Recovery soundscape is designed to help you recuperate when you are feeling stressed or burnt out. Feeling tired and weary during midterm season? The Recovery soundscape will help you get back in the groove. Struggling to find the energy for a late night study session? Listen to the Recovery soundscape to get you going again. Everyone needs to recover at some point or another — use the Recovery soundscape to speed up the process and help you stay productive.
For Harvard’s artists, musicians, and more, staying focused on creative tasks often requires a different kind of concentration than everyday studying. Whether you’re having a preliminary brainstorming session or working on an unconventional thesis project, get your creativity flowing by immersing yourself in this Deeper Focus oundscape: a futuristic, minimal auditory experience that takes inspiration from the Berlin techno scene. No need to worry about unexpected, distracting playlist shifts just as you’re sketching out a new idea — stay instead in a transportive soundscape that keeps you in the perfect headspace to conceptualize and create the extraordinary.
Even when it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day for it, getting high-quality sleep is essential to keep you performing at your best. Find yourself anxious and restless the night before an important exam, or a big game? This soundscape, created in collaboration with the artist Grimes and endorsed by Elon Musk on Twitter, is scientifically engineered to incorporate auditory elements that lull you into a deep and restful sleep. And napping isn’t just for kids, either — take advantage of that half hour between your Wednesday classes for a quick snooze that will leave you prepared to face the rest of the day with newfound energy — all powered by AI Lullaby.
With so much going on, it can be difficult for Harvard students to get in the right mental space and accomplish what they need to. The Endel app’s diverse array of soundscapes offers a revolutionized approach to everyday student life, from studying to sleeping, all backed by real science.
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