Experts have said that putting your Christmas decorations up earlier can actually make you happier. Well, it’s worth a try, right?
Psychoanalyst and owner of The McKeown Clinic, Steve McKeown had something to say to all the grinches of the world.
We all know someone who can’t wait to get rid of their pumpkins, and spine–chilling Halloween outfits, so that they can get their Christmas tree and baubles out, don’t we?
That person is me, and I’m sure many other people can relate, too. And, so, if you were wondering how you can be as happy as Buddy, then here’s your answer…
Put your Christmas decorations up earlier.
Mckeown told Unilad that: “Although there could be a number of symptomatic reasons why someone would want to obsessively put up decorations early, most commonly for nostalgic reasons either to relive the magic or to compensate for past neglect.”
So, whether you just want to relive the magic you remember as a child…
Or make up for all the magic you missed because your parents just weren’t into it… Putting up Christmas decorations early will make you all the happier.
“In a world full of stress and anxiety people like to associate to things that make them happy and Christmas decorations evoke those strong feelings of childhood,” Mckeown continued. “Decorations are simply an anchor or pathway to those old childhood magical emotions of excitement.”
“So putting up those Christmas decorations early extend the excitement!” he concluded.
And, to think people get judged just for trying to feel a little bit more, well, lively.
And let’s be honest, how can you not love to see tinsel wrapped around pine trees, fairy lights hung around homes, and Santa Stop Here signs placed in windows?
But, you can still enjoy the magic.
“The holiday season stirs up a sense of nostalgia. Nostalgia helps link people to their personal past and it helps people understand their identity,” Amy Morin, another expert said, as per the outlet.
So, I say, put your Christmas decorations up as early as you like! And don’t let anybody get in your way. Who knows, you might even inspire others to do the same.