Do you leave your Christmas decorations up all year round or do you put them up earlier than other people in your neighborhood do? There are reasons for doing it either way and they are both very good reasons. Either leaving Christmas decorations up all year or putting them up a few months early can make you happier, therefore, making you healthier as well. Doing this can also make you a friendlier person to be around. Why though?
A study was done in the Journal of Environmental Psychology showing that the Christmas decorations can either bring about nostalgic memories of happy times during your childhood or make up for being neglected as a child and not having decorations put up when you were a child.
The study also found that when you are happier, you are healthier because your brain releases what they call, “happy hormones” or endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin which are the happy hormones in your brain. When they are released, you are happier and therefore healthier too and a friendlier person overall.
Doing the decorations early or leaving them up can also give you a sense of excitement of happy times when you were a child.
Do you leave your Christmas decorations up all year or put them up early? If so, are you happier, healthier, and friendlier because of it? Sound off with your opinions on this and let everyone know what you think!