If you’re anything like me, I’ll bet you cheer yourself up at the start of the day sometimes by heading to a website that is known to feature amazing pics of baby animals, am I right?
Then I have VERY good news. Turns out, looking at pictures of baby animals before working can actually increase your productivity. According to Ezra Klein at the Washington Post:
A team of researchers at Hiroshima University recently conducted a study where they showed university students pictures of baby animals before completing various tasks. What they found, in research published today, was that those who saw the baby animal pictures did more productive work after seeing those photographs even more than those who saw a picture of an adult animal or a pleasant food.
How awesome is that? Well, to help your productivity along, I’ve included some pictures of baby animals for you to enjoy.
Baby Bunny 1 of 10See? Don't you feel more productive already?
Image Credit: Flickr/WSimmons
Sweet Baby Ducks 2 of 10Just like that, another item crossed off your to-do list.
Image Credit: Flickr/j_bary</a.
Adorable Baby Elephant 3 of 10
Soft Baby Owl 4 of 10And there you go, you've just finished that big project.
Image Credit: Flickr/RhianS
Baby Polar Bear (and mom) 5 of 10That mental hug you just got from seeing this baby polar bear is going to keep you focused all day today.
Image Credit: Flickr/jinterwas
Cuddly Baby Tiger 6 of 10SQUEE! And you just got the inspiration to go to the gym.
Image Credit: Flickr/GraceWong
Pretty Puppy 7 of 10There you go. Two more things scratched off the to do list.
Image Credit: Flickr/23am.com
Sweet Kitten 8 of 10Fuzzy, fuzzy kitten says, "Go go go!"
Image Credit: Flickr/jerrroen5
Adorbs Puppy 9 of 10"But I'm here to help you be more productive! What do you mean, "walk"?
Image Credit: Flickr/Mytalkingtree
Fuzzy Bunny 10 of 10Can't you just feel that soft fur? And there you go, you are ready to start your productive day!
Image Credit: Flickr/RescueRabbit