It is classic for many people to get into the Christmas mood after Thanksgiving. Christmas is a time of fun, food and lots of decorations. People put up their trees and lights almost a month before Christmas. Though this might seem extra and way too early for Christmas to some people but it is has many benefits.
Early decorations help to evoke happier memories from previous years:
Lights, trees and decorations might trigger nostalgia reminding you of happier and much more comforting times. This will help you remember the holidays you spent with your family members when everything was normal.
“As a psychologist, I often talk about the connection between our thoughts, emotions and behaviors,” said Los Angeles psychologist Erlanger Turner, an assistant professor of psychology at Pepperdine University. “Given the stress of the pandemic, thinking about positive images is one way to help prevent stress or anxiety. Decorating your home may serve as a cue of positive memories and emotions, which can be really helpful to promote joy and prevent sadness.”
It makes you feel that you are still in control:
So much of what is happened in 2020 has been far beyond our control. We cannot stop or slow down the pandemic, stop the violence or change the world in anyway. All this can make us feel a bit powerless, hence decorating your house the way you want to will give you some control over your life. Doing things which are in your control perfectly can reduce anxiety and stress levels significantly.
Helps you to look forward to a new start:
Christmas also marks the end of the year and with the start of a new year comes the possibility of a new beginning. This holiday gives you a sense of a fresh start which is a must needed. So how are you going to decorate your house this festive season?