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Putting Up Your Christmas Decorations Early Makes You Happier, Experts Claim


Putting Up Your Christmas Decorations Early Makes You Happier, Experts Claim

The season is knocking pretty fast!

Preparing for Christmas is an integral part of the festive season and individuals who put up their decorations, most especially trees and trinkets early in the year remains the happiest, experts say.

People with the obsession for the likes of Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer and mulled wines appear to be more sentimental and reluctant to let go of childhood memories.

Accordingly, these sets of people have psychological make-up which implies they live more fulfilled lives.

Steve Mckeown, the founder of MindFixers and Psychoanalyst in an Interview told Unilad: ‘While there could be a number of symptomatic reasons why a person would want to obsessively put up his/her decorations early, most especially for sentimental reasons either to compensate for past neglect or relive the magic.’

He added: ‘In a world filled with stress and anxiety people like to attach to things that make them excited and Christmas designs/decorations bring out those feelings of the childhood. Decorations are simply a pathway or an anchor to those old magical memories of excitement. Hence, putting those Christmas decorations very early extend the joy!”

Nevertheless, Mr. McKeown comments were built on 30-Year-Old research. Published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, it’s deduced that early decorations can be a sign of overcompensating the disappointment of the past.

Psychologist and best selling author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, Amy Morin also Unilad: ‘The holiday season brings up the sense of nostalgia. It helps link people to their personal past and it assists people to understand their true identity. For those that have lost their loved ones, the holidays serve as a reminder of happy times.’

Nevertheless, researchers have found that decorations can be used as a means of extending an olive branch to strangers and neighbors.

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