Look at These Baby Animals for a Cuteness Overload and a Productivity Increase

It is officially November which means we are so close to Thanksgiving break, but we also have a lot of work to get through before we can stuff our faces with pumpkin pie. Whether you are studying for a test or writing an essay, everyone needs a break. And, if you want that break to make you more productive, then you should look at pictures of baby animals. 

I know it seems crazy, but I promise that not only will the photos fill your heart with joy, they will be beneficial to your productivity. And it is even proven by science!

A study done in Japan showed that students who looked at photos of baby animals paid more attention to detail and outperformed the students that did not look at the photos. “Results show that participants performed tasks requiring focused attention more carefully after viewing cute images. This is interpreted as the result of a narrowed attentional focus induced by the cuteness-triggered positive emotion that is associated with approach motivation and the tendency toward systematic processing,” according to a Huffington Post article on the Japanese study. 

So, if you want to crush that exam, your studying should include looking at baby animals—even if it is only for ten minutes. 

Below, I have included some of the cutest baby animals from puppies and kittens to lambs and bear cubs. Feel free to scroll through and ‘aww’ continuously for the next ten minutes.

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Why stop with photos? Here are some GIFs because you deserve a longer study break!

Hope that study break was helpful and didn’t make you want to build a farm and adopt them all—like me!!

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