We’re in Our Best Mood Between 6:00 and 9:00 P.M. . . . Plus, the 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.