How To Be Happier This Holiday Season

A beautiful display of Christmas lights brighten a dark snowy evening.

This one is for everyone who likes to skip right past Thanksgiving and focus on Christmas!

Psychoanalyst, Steve McKeown, is claiming that people who decorate for Christmas early are HAPPIER than people who wait. So, if you are someone who feels like you should wait for a more reasonable time, like after Thanksgiving, then you are probably a Grinch! Just kidding!

Why has McKeown come to this conclusion though? “In a world full of stress and anxiety, people like to associate [with] things that make them happy, and Christmas decorations evoke those strong feelings of childhood. [They’re] simply an anchor or pathway to those old childhood magical emotions of excitement.  So putting up Christmas decorations early extends the excitement.”

Now, this comes after a story last week that claimed “listening to Christmas music this early in the season is bad for you.”

So…. Music is bad. Decorating is good. Eggnog is still under review.

 

via Popsugar and  The Independent

 

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