Productivity and Cute Baby Animals

I didn’t believe it.  You’re not going to believe it.  But I dare you to try!

Matt Stopera over on mentioned a study that proves* viewing pictures of baby animals increases productivity.  And then follows it with some of the cutest pictures ever.  And by golly, I actually got up and did the exercise session I had been putting off, and then came back to write this post – absolute, undeniable, irrefutable, incontrovertible proof that it works!

So here are your instructions:

  1. Go to Baby Animals Scientifically Proven to Increase Productivity.
  2. Look at the pictures with a task in mind.  Try not to spend extra time with oohs and ahhs.
  3. Come back here and tell us how you felt and if you were more productive, or actually did the thing you’ve been putting off.

(Of course, the science only “proves” that viewing baby animal pictures is better than viewing grown-up animal pictures.  And that’s only if you read the graph one way instead of the other.  But who cares?)

Speaking of productivity, progress on my goal list is across the board.  I get an A in keeping up with homework, starting the day with 5 minutes on the elliptical, and doing my stretches.  Hurray!  (Do I still get a dollar for every A, Mom?)  I’ll give myself a B on blog posts – I missed Sunday, but there’s still the rest of the week to make it up.  And a B+ in working on my WIP edits.  I got to work on it last Thursday, and considering the homework load last week and this week, I consider that awesome.  However, I absolutely flunked my healthy eating class.  Big Fat F.  Ugh.  Stuffing myself with stress and don’t-care-yet attitude.  I suspect this week will be about the same for eating, but for overall work on goals, I think I “done good.” (Click here to visit other ROW80 blogs.)

Now excuse me while I go back to look at the baby animals again so I can actually get to work on my essay for tomorrow.

How about you?  How are you doing on your writing/life goals?  And most importantly, what do you think about those cute baby animals?

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