Hey, it’s Monday. So I understand that you may be feeling a little…well…low. But, as Glamour‘s Vitamin G blog pointed out this morning, there’s new research out of Japan that may offer you a little bit of mental relief–and actually make you a better worker. Cute animals! Cute animals are the solution. And because we at Blisstree love you and want you to be your most efficient, awesome, inspired self, we’ve selflessly gathered eight pictures of puppies and kitties to boost your mood.
In a series of three small studies, researchers at Hiroshima University found that individuals who were shown pictures of really cure puppies and kitties tended to perform better on tasks, probably as a result of the positive emotions that flood your mind when you see something so adorable, you just want to squeal.
To break down the studies a little further (and make you better at your job!), here are some cute animals.
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