Ok, this is kind of weird, but maybe some of you will find this helpful as well.
I really enjoy watching this guy’s videos while I study. He silently walks through all sorts of places in and around Tokyo. Most of his videos are in 4k quality, and most of them are nearly an hour long. He also publishes new videos pretty regularly. It makes the perfect backdrop for studying for me.
There’s no loud music or dialogue to listen to, but you do get to see a view into Japan that you might not get where you live. I watch it on my 55" TV while I’m studying, and it’s like looking through a window into Japan.
I find it both motivating and relaxing. My wife and I also will leave these videos on while we’re cooking. They’re perfect to have something to just look at without having to pay much attention to.
If any of you do something similar, please let me know what you use!