Joy Boosters: Animals at Play

Did you know that the drive to play is instinctual, just like the need to eat, sleep and be safe? The play impulse is universal and can be observed in everything from electrons to elephants (as you’ll see in the fun videos below).

If you need a quick joy booster, we encourage you to watch one or more of the playful animal videos below. Watching animals (or children!) at play can help you access positive emotions and feelings that can boost your emotional resilience, mood, creativity, and focus. Imagine what actually playing can do for you!