A discussion people keep on having year after year is about what’s the right time to put up the Christmas decor! Some say november is too soon to have trees around, however, there’s also people who simply love looking at the holidays decor the longest time possible since it brings such joy to their hearts. That discussion is likely to keep happening for a while, but at least now people who enjoy decorating early have the support of psychology. Check out why!
“Holidays are about experiences and people, and tuning into what you feel like doing at that moment. Enjoy not having to look at a watch.” - Evelyn Glennie
The Magic of Christmas
It’s no news to anyone that Christmas is a time of joy and celebration! From the bright colors that are involved in the decoration, to the warmth of a cozy family gathering, and a belly full of delicious food. The kids running around and opening gifts, the adults talking, remembering their own childhood traditions, and also putting their hearts to creating their own traditions!
Christmas has this worldwide good energy that spreads like oxygen itself and it’s amazing, it’s some sort of magic that’s hard to explain. In addition to that, it also helps making sense the reason why decorating for the holidays early can make you happier.
The Reason Itself
So, there’s this article on the Daily Mail that talks about what we’ve mentioned above: the nostalgia of childhood. It’s very common to make Christmas be about kids, with Santa, the elves, the gifts… and because of that, our brains tend to make the association christmas - childhood - happiness.
These were the words of Steve McKeown:
“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 the childhood.”
He’s a psychoanalyst who founded Mind Fixers and also owns The McKeown Clinic, these words came from an interview he gave about the subject. He mentions that since the world we live in now is filled with stress and anxiety, Christmas is a time that reminds us of childhood making all the fuzz go away for a little while.
Why We’re Talking About This
Well, it can be pretty stressful to plan and throw a party on the holidays - especially when you have a big family. Even more than that, it can be pretty stressful if you work in a store that gets triplicated movement during these times, or whatever reason it may be, it can be a hard time for a lot of people.
Having that in mind, we just wanted to remind you guys that it doesn’t need to be stressful. Little things can make a big difference, so instead of going crazy, drink some water, take deep breaths and get your holiday decor going as soon as possible! It will improve your mental health bringing a bit of nice memories and a warm, happy heart each day that goes by!
When do you like to start decorating for Christmas? Leaves us some thoughts in the comments below and find some awesome DIY decor ideas for your home on our inspiration page!
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