|(sixonfive72 at cheezburger.com)|
|Don't worry! I'm a doctor.(Source Unknown)|
|All day! We've been good all day...honest!!|
A study done by Hiroshi Nittono, PhD, (Univeristy of Japan) indicates that fewer than 2 minutes of enjoying pictures of cute animals can help us sharpen our ability to focus later on difficult tasks. "When we see a cute thing, we're motivated to know its details, which narrows our focus." In fact, when compared to a group gazing at pictures with less 'cute' appeal, the puppy group outdid their peers by 44% in the follow-up activity of playing "Operation". (Womens Health, March 2013, 32).
Will it work for you? It's worth a try and takes only 90 seconds out of your busy day-especially if you're tackling some really challenging tasks and need to refocus.
(Our thanks to Mary F. for leading us in this direction, to Bob A., as always for great pictures, and to Zack and Julia for sharing their pets with us. Also thanks to sixonfive72 at Cheezburger.com.) If you happen to know the original source for the sleepy dog and the little doctor, please tell us so that we can give credit for these great shots.)