"For me to be saying I'm not a genius I'd be lying to you and to myself." -Kanye West.
Okay, so maybe he wouldn't be your first choice as a scholarly role model, but after a tough day of revision (procrastination) I've decided when it comes to exam stress, Kanye knows best. Life's too short not to reap in the self-efficacy benefits that aid your revision mindset when you act like you're the living embodiment of perfection. So here's the Kanye West guide to making your revision seems easy-peasy-lemon-Yeezy.
1. All of the Lights
You ever tried revising in the dark? Yeah, so not ideal, especially if you're "livin' life behind a pair of shades". Tired eyes makes for tired work- plus nobody will see how amazingly good looking you are in the dark. Cop lights, flash lights, spot lights, strobe lights, street lights- get them all on.
2. Dress smart like a London bloke
If you don't own that library fashion-wise, how are supposed to rule the world? If it's comfortable - wear it. If it looks good- wear it, if it's Versace -wear it. Heck, Yeezys were designed to aid blood-flow to the brain.
3. Grab some Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay
Maybe Chardonnay isn't the best brain juice, or maybe it is. But who cares, Kanye's ethos of remaining hydrated in the accompaniment of some smooth tunes could be key to some great productivity so you can "believe in your flyness and conquer your shyness."
4. Get yourself a Kardashian.
...Or any other study-buddy that can provides company, entertainment and a great comparison to make you feel even more intelligent than you already know you are.
5. Take it Yeezy
So you got no work done so far? don't sweat it- Kanye wouldn't. So relax, after all, you may feel like you're "too busy writing history to read it".
6. Don't listen to T-Swizzle.
It's proven that country music evokes the lowest levels of neural activity, therefore the right genre is essential to get the creative Kanye vibes flowing. Remember this when picking your revision tunes. So sorry Taylor, but you can't sing with us.
And finally.... if all of the above doesn't work...
I bet Kanye didn't.
"I want people to feel like it's okay to create. It's okay not to be boxed in. I want people to feel like Awesome is possible."
So grab your self-esteem, get it "blowin’ up" and act like you are "God's vessel"... because apparently that's how you get somewhere nowadays...
Can you do it? YES YOU KAN(YE)!
Take a sip from the cup of my mind, and let the thoughts brew...