Here Are the Best Things to Improve Your Mood, According to Americans

What different factors can determine whether you have a good or bad day? Well if you're an American, it's probably some pretty simple stuff.

A new survey of 2,000 Americans attempted to determine what things help make a person's day "good." According to the survey, Americans usually average about 200 good days per year and 15 perfect days. So what types of things determine if a day is "good?"

Well the top factor for improving a person's day was finding money in their pocket they didn't know they had. 58 percent of Americans said that would instantly improve their mood. The second biggest factor was being able to sleep in without an alarm, which 55 percent of Americans said would help improve their mood. And the third biggest factor to improve someone's mood was being able to listen to the rain, with 51 percent of people saying that helps make them feel better.

Some other popular factors that helped improve a person's mood included petting a dog, taking a long, hot shower, and listening to music. When it comes to music, Americans said The Beatles, the Eagles and Michael Jackson were the three best artists for improving a person's mood.

If you're wondering what a "perfect day" looks like to Americans, it includes waking up at 8:15 a.m., three hours watching TV, two hours spent eating, three hours listening to music and getting in bed by 10:50 p.m.

I don't know who the heck thinks waking up at 8:15 a.m. is part of a "perfect" day.

(h/t Yahoo)


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