Summertime may make us lazy

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Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 10:46 am

And if your brain seems to wilt in the summertime heat there may be a reason.

Studies have shown that when the weather is nice, people tend to focus on what they’d rather be doing, other than the task at hand.

In fact, one Harvard study found just showing people pictures of nice weather affected productivity

Other studies show working conditions that are hot and muggy may also reduce our attention and energy levels.

People also tend to get happier as the summer solstice approaches and the days get warmer and longer.

Researchers say this may cause us to do less analyzing and to make quicker decisions that are not thought-out.

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