PsychologyYou should therefore hang up the Christmas decorations now
Do you want to positively influence your mood? Then set your home in the Christmas spirit today. Its effectiveness has even been scientifically proven.
- Lauren Cavin-Hostettler
Do you feel like it yet? Christmas tree build, bring fairy lights from the basement and make an Advent wreath? While some are still looking forward to the gold leaf, others can’t wait for Christmas.
Christmas decorations have a positive effect on mood
According to science, putting up Christmas decorations in time has a positive effect on mood. British psychoanalyst Steve McKeown believes that pre-Christmas decorations induce happiness: “In a world of stress and anxiety, people like to associate with things that make them happy, and Christmas decorations evoke strong feelings from childhood,” the expert told an online magazine. Unilad”.
American psychologist Deborah Serani agreed in 2017: “It actually creates a neurological change that can generate happiness. I believe that anything that takes us away from normal everyday life stimulates our senses. Especially when it feels good. Christmas decorations increase the feel-good hormone dopamine,” she told Today. in The Journal of Environmental Psychology says that Christmas decorations around the house will make you more likable to your neighbors: “Beautiful decorations help communicate friendship and solidarity with neighbors.”
Light makes you healthy
Exposure to artificial light should also be against seasonal depression help – in this case, light makes you healthy. However, special lamps are used for this, more than half an hour a day. In November 2020, Régis Labeaume, the mayor of Québec, even asked residents to install their decorations – to cope with the lack of light and to lift the spirits.
“So start preparing the Christmas decorations now, let the children outside feel fairy tales, have a little happiness in their heads, and we can brighten up everyday life. Lights and colors have a positive effect on people,” he wrote at the time. With the energy crisis in mind, less of such recommendations are likely to be heard this year.