Need help to focus on studying? Then you’ve come to the right post.
Sometimes you need some inspiration from something outside of yourself to give us the energy boost, the courage, the inspiration, and motivation you need to focus on studying again.
…To remind us why we should care so much to tune everything out to give our best moments to study so we can one day make our wildest dreams come true.
As such, I’m sharing the 15 best videos that will help you to focus on studying.
Let’s dive in and get your focus back.
Motivation Videos to Help You Focus on Studying
Sometimes all you need to get your focus back is a really good motivational video that reminds you of your “Why” and can push you to not give up and study past your feelings of “I just don’t feel like studying.”
These videos do just that!
1. A+ Student Mentality – Best Study Motivation
This video is easily hands down one of the best study motivation videos I’ve found on Youtube that will sure help you focus on studying!!!
This dude narrating this video is like a coach. He will coach you back into cutting off the noise (whether the noise is coming from your mind or around you), and opening up your book to study again. You’ll also see clips of students who are studying so you don’t feel alone.
Student comment on video: If this man was the principal of our schools and we all had a motivational session each day before classes I’d be more positive to start studying and I would’ve been even more motivated while the teacher lectures us instead of feeling bored and wanting to get out of the class…
2. I can do it by Lisa Nichols
If you’re struggling to focus on studying because you don’t think you can pass your test, you don’t think you’re cut out for college, you’re at a disadvantage because you didn’t have the fancy tutors and the resources that some of the rich kids on campus had, and you have to work 2x as hard to get it, then watch this video.
This woman shares her story about being so poor that she had to wrap her baby into a towel for 2 days because she was so broke but made a decision to turn things around with the little resources she had. Today she is a multimillionaire. Her message to you: You CAN do it.
Comment on video: Wow, this is a breathtaking motivation. I CAN DO IT, no matter what or who comes my way.💪
Fun Fact: This is the video that gave me the courage to not give up on myself when I was a law student studying for the bar. I didn’t think I was good enough or smart enough to sit for the test.
I felt so low but after listening to her story, I realized I can do anything I set my mind to. And guess what…I passed!!
3. Winners never quit
This video is also one of the best motivational study videos I’ve seen. This video gives you compelling reasons why you should care to focus again, it helps you reflect on your “why”, and it reminds you in so many different words why you can do it! Honestly, the first 5 minutes did it for me!
Student comment on video: I needed this right now…was about to quit doing my homework 🙂
4. I’m come too far to quit now
If you’re currently going through a set back right now…
- you failed your exam
- your studying for an exam but don’t think you can pass it,
- lacking support from family and friends who just can’t get why you have to study so much
…then this video is for you. This video is just only 3:35 seconds long but it packs a punch and will give you the motivation you need to get back to studying.
Student comment on video: I’ve been trying to get into med school for two years now. “This MIGHT be THE ONE” [quote from video] resonates with me so much 😭 😤
5. Best Study Motivational Compilation Videos of 2020:
This is another great video to watch if you are struggling to find the motivation to study. This video makes you feel like the narrating is speaking directly to you. He starts by empathizing with what you might be facing now and then tells you exactly what you hear to keep going.
Student Comment on video: OMG! I’ll never stop thanking this channel for every single minute I spend listening to these videos. My life has suddenly changed, and I’m so proud of the girl I’ve transformed into. I’m not at the top of the class but I win every single day of mine.
Best “Study With Me” Videos To Help You Focus On Studying
Do you focus on studying better when you have someone else to study with? Well, then these “study with me” videos are right up your alley! In the videos below you can study along with the student, have accountability, and finally get stuff done.
6. Study With Me (With Music) 2.5 Hours Pomodoro Session
If you’re someone who thrives on studying in short intervals (25 minutes), focus better with shorter study intervals, and don’t mind music then this is the video for you! In this video, you get a countdown timer, a homey vibe if you’re studying at home, and you get to see the student’s cute cat!
I don’t even like cats but I love this video so much because of the cat. Haha.
Student comment on video: I’ve used this video for so much! Replying emails? Open this video. Doing designs for work? Open this video. Actually studying? Open this video.
7. Study With Me (Without Music): 2 hours Pomodoro Session
You can also study along with the same student without music.
8. Real Time Study With Me (No Music): 4 HOUR Productive Pomodoro Session
Want to study with a really cute guy? Sometimes “WHO” you study with can really make the difference in how focused you get. Lol
Student Comment on Video: I can’t actually believe I was able to bang out a 4-hour study session with this guy.
9. 4-Hour Study With Me 45/15 Pomodoro
Here is another cute guy you can study with. He studies in intervals of 45 minutes with 15-minutes. This style of studying has helped a lot of students focus on their studies.
Student Comment on Video: Your video helped me in studying for my exam. I did almost 8 hours of this style of study schedule, and it quite suited me. I got a high score! Praise the Lord! And thank you for sharing this video. God bless you, Sir! 🙂
10. 2-hour Study With Me (Straight Studying With Yale Student)
Don’t like studying in short intervals and want to study straight. Then study for 2 hours with this student from Yale at the Yale library.
Student Comment on Video: I don’t know why but I love “study with me” videos. It makes studying “nicer” and I feel more comfortable to study with someone together. So I studied Croatian language with you.
Best Background Music Videos to Help You Focus on Studying
Music can have such a powerful impact on your ability to focus on studying. It can turn a very boring, isolated four hours into a great session of feeling motivated and insanely focused to tackle your assignments and studies.
Because we may have different tastes in music, I’ve included 5 different types of background music so that you have options.
If you like me and like super upbeat music but don’t want anything to sing along to because it will very much distract you, then I highly recommend that you listen to this video!!
11. Unbeat music for studying
These songs are super fun but not too busy, and the beats are epically good. Don’t be surprised if you are nodding your head as you study.
Student comment on video: This is perfect for doing those dreadful, long, and boring assignments. I type to the beat of the music. It’s a lot of fun.
12. Motivation Music for Creativity and Study
Do you get super motivated to focus on your studies when you watch inspirational videos with the dramatic, motivating music in the background?
Well, then this is your video. You will feel like your in your own movie, in a race against time, to conquer your studies which in turn will give you the focus you need to KEEP STUDYING. lol
Student Comment on Video: I’ve always listened to these songs late at night when I’m catching up on homework. I suffer from depression and anxiety, but when I listen to music like this I get caught up in it, and [it] lifts me up. It drags me up from my lowest places.
13. 8 Hours of The Best Epic Inspirational Music for Studying Working
Want more Inspirational song options? Here is 8 hours of amazing inspirational study music.
Student Comment on Video: I feel like I am having a battle against all of my homework because of this. I think that I am going to ace all of them.
14. Ambient Study Music To Help You Concentrate on Studying
Does dramatic music make you feel more stressed and need something calmer, more chill, then watch this video. It still gives off inspirational vibes without the suspense that the other video above gives.
Student Comment on Video: Hey, Simon, I literally listen to almost this whole thing at least once a day, maybe twice while I´m working in my projects. My favorite music to date!
15. Piano Study Music
Do you need just a piano in the background to help you focus on studying? Then hear the best piano pieces from the best pianist in the world, Mozart!
Student Comment on Video: listening to this while studying makes me feel like i’m writing an important novel in the 19th century
Movies that will help you focus on studying
When all else fails, sometimes what you need is to step away from the books, take a break, and watch something that will encourage you to get back into it.
Whether you’re looking for a self-esteem boost or the motivation to keep going, these movies will definitely help you focus on studying again.
16. Stand & Deliver
If you’re struggling to focus on math, chemistry, or any other science-related course right now, and don’t think you can do it, then take a break and watch this video.
Stand & Deliver will make you fall in love with studying again after watching a class of disadvantaged students from East Los Angelos go from barely being able to do their times tables to passing AP calculus.
True story and a Must-watch.
17. Gifted Hands
This is another video that will help you focus on studying.
In fact, while my husband was in medical school, he would watch this video every time he felt like giving up or couldn’t muster up any energy to study.
In this movie, you’ll watch a poor black boy, who failed at school and thought he was stupid, turn things around and become the Chief Neurosurgeon of Johns Hopkins Medical Center.
Trust me, it’ll be enough to inspire you to not give up and focus on your studies.
18. Pursuit of Happiness (Featuring Will Smith)
Now you may have watched this before, but why not again?
As I said before, maybe all you need is a break to watch something that boosts your resolve to focus on your studies.
This video will definitely do that. In this video, you’ll watch a homeless black man and single father turn his life around when he takes an unpaid internship at a stock brokerage company.
With persistence and self-discipline, he makes his dream of becoming a stockbroker a reality and he reminds you, that you must fight past your circumstances and feelings to make your dreams come true too.
19. The Theory of Everything
Are you slower than other students in your class? Do you have a disability that makes it hard for you to focus on studying?
If so, then this is the video for you.
In this incredible true story, 21-year-old Steven Hawkins discovers that he has a motor neuron disease that will leave him crippled and end his life within two years.
Even so, he pushes through, studies anyway, defies the odds to break new grounds in science and medicine.
20. Good Will Hunting (Featuring Matt Damon and Robin Williams)
Last but not least, Good Will Hunting. If you are the type that has trouble focusing on your work because you prefer hanging out with friends, going to parties, and have trouble prioritizing what’s important, this will surely help you focus on studying again.
In this movie, you’ll learn about an intelligent student with a high IQ who has a bunch of run-ins with the law and takes a janitor job so he doesn’t have to apply himself too much.
However, when he is noticed by a professor after he solves a really difficult graduate-level math problem, the professor takes him under his wing and with a therapist, helps him reach his full potential.
After this movie, you’ll feel inspired to give your best to your studies to reach your full potential too!
By the way, I’ve read from many people that the movie IS way better than this trailer makes it out to be, so please don’t hesitate to watch this movie. Here is proof below:
Comment on Youtube: Please don’t be swayed by this trailer! This really doesn’t show the film in its best light. This. film.was.amazing. No question about it! I highly recommend this emotional, thought provoking and funny film that will leave you thinking about it for days after.
Let me know if you use any of these videos to help you study! And keep in touch!