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How to use comedy to improve your productivity

Could watching funny cat videos at work actually make you more productive?

by Psychologies

Research* has shown that when faced with a dull task, watching a funny video can help double the time you spend actively working. 

Participants who watched less entertaining videos, about sport or business, for example, quickly lost interest in the job at hand.

The researchers explain that by giving yourself a short, uplifting break, you recharge your batteries and become more engaged with your work.

*Research: Cheng and Wang, ‘Examining the Energising Effects of Humour’, Journal of Business and Psychology, 2015. 

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