Experts suggest that people who decorate early for Christmas are happier and are perceived by neighbours as friendlier. Some also use Christmas decors as a cue to communicate their accessibility to neighbors or other people, according to a study by Carol Werner, Sonja Peterson-Lewis, and Barbara B. Brown.
Christmas decors are an anchor or pathway to happy childhood memories during Christmas so putting up decorations early brings excitement. And yes, here are also the typical Christmas colors, full of positive notes and energy; we use them for the house, but also for the items we choose to wear in December: burgundy, deep green, gold, black velvet and red ribbons. Christmas decors bring back people to a simpler time as nostalgia links them to their past and help them understand their identity. For many, it is their way of reconnecting with their childhood and help them feel closer to a loved one.
Staying in the moment and realizing that every moment is new and different can help us realize that stress comes and goes and never lasts forever. Simple changes in thinking from negative to positive (grateful) can go a long way in managing stressors. Trying to find the optimistic viewpoint and spending your time thinking about the positive can allow for a shift in negative thinking and improve your mood.
Christmas will be different this year. Many people who would normally gather at this time of year will no longer be able to meet. This does not mean we should abandon our celebrations. Coming together, even remotely or in more intimate groups, allows us to engage in activities relevant to our shared identities. We create and continue the stories of our families, communities and nations by sharing and passing on group culture through shared narratives, treasured belongings, rituals, and traditions.
Just because you may not have the same exact Christmas plans as you did in year’s past doesn’t mean you have to be bored at home. 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! What the experts are basically saying is that it’s fine to put your Christmas tree, lights and decor up immediately in the name of happiness.
***Wearing Chicwish dress***
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