Good weather puts people in a positive mood, that's nothing new, but being in a good mood means you're more likely to do simple favours for others — and others are more likely to do you a solid as well. Keep that in mind next time you want to ask for a raise, call your babysitter or even beg off from work. YouTuber In59Seconds explains that researchers conducted a simple study (and a small one, to be sure) where a participant asked people on the street for change for a note, explaining they'd just parked their car and needed coins for the meter. On sunny days, 22 per cent of people helped out, compared to only 14 per cent on cloudy days. Of course, that's not a huge number either way, but the difference is enough that asking on a good day may make all the difference.
It's tough to extrapolate that kind of favour to something bigger, like a raise or a date, but it's something to keep in mind, all other things considered. If you're already ready to make a strong case for why your boss should pay you more, or if the tension has been building with that guy or girl you've had your eye on, it might be worth waiting for a beautiful day to make a beautiful request. Hit the link below to check out the video at YouTube, or press play above.
How to Ask for a Favour [In59Seconds (YouTube)]