Top Things That Instantly Lift Our Spirits

 A new survey looked at how our mood shifts during the day.  And on weekdays, we’re at our happiest between 6:00 and 9:00 P.M., because we finally get to unwind from work.  On weekends, we start feeling good a lot earlier, around 11:00 A.M.



The survey also asked people to name the top things that can instantly put you in a good mood.  Here are the top ten . . .



1.  A good night’s sleep.


2.  When the sun comes out.


3.  Going for a walk.


4.  Getting a compliment.


5.  Finding money in your pocket.


6.  Getting a hug.


7.  Good weather on the weekend.


8.  The sound of birds chirping.


9.  Flowers in bloom.


10.  Having a snack. 


A few more that just missed the top ten are hearing the words “I love you” . . . eating a home-cooked meal . . . sleeping in . . . the smell of fresh-cut grass . . . finishing work early . . . and bumping into an old friend.