This Holiday Season the Key to Happiness Is…

According to experts, putting up your Christmas decorations early could make you happier. Are you in on this train?

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Bob Ross has been saying it for a very long time, “Maybe in our world there lives a happy little tree,” and now experts are proving his point.

There certainly exists that happy little tree – research reveals that it’s fluffy, green and smells fresh and wintery. Indeed, we’re talking about the festive Christmas tree.

Psychoanalyst Steve McKeown revealed that “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.” In fact, “Decorations are simply an anchor or pathway to those old childhood magical emotions of excitement. So, putting up those Christmas decorations early extends the excitement!”

Another perk to putting up your decorations early is that it could help you make friends. According to The Journal of Environmental Psychology, lights and decorations show your neighbors you’re accessible and people perceive others with holiday decor to be more friendly and cohesive.

So, if you’re new to the neighborhood or haven’t been able to break the ice with the new family across the street, this might be your time to shine, with the help of Christmas lights that is.

Amy Morin, psychotherapist and author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t, also told Unilad that the holidays trigger nostalgia and therefore provide positivity in one’s life as well.

She explained that “Nostalgia helps link people to their personal past and it helps people understand their identity. For many, putting up Christmas decorations early is a way for them to reconnect with their childhoods.”

The holidays always remind people of happier times, even if someone has lost a loved one. “Decorating early may help them feel more connected with that individual,” Morin added.

Now that you know a simple secret to happiness, remember to be mindful of people who put up their trees just after Halloween. But most importantly, put the theory into practice yourself.

So, in conclusion, “let’s build some happy little trees.”

Experts believe that putting up your Christmas decorations early could make you happier. Do you believe in this? Read more about this story on Delish here.


Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

According to experts, putting up your Christmas decorations early could make you happier. Are you in on this train?

Totals
28% Putting up my tree now
72% No, I can wait
Males
24% Putting up my tree now
76% No, I can wait
Females
34% Putting up my tree now
66% No, I can wait

Putting up my tree now

No, I can wait

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