Study: To Boost Motivation Look At Photos Of Snowy Places

If you’re having issues focusing at work you may want to change your desktop photo to a snowy scene. Researchers in Israel performed several experiments with students and found feeling or imagining cold temperatures triggers greater cognitive control, or the ability to ignore sudden impulses and make decisions that benefit the long term. Lead researcher Dr. Idit Shalev explains, “Metaphorical phrases like ‘coldy calculating,’ ‘heated response,’ and ‘cool-headed’ actually have some scientific validity, which we demonstrated in our study.” (Daily Mail