Putting your festive decorations at the beginning of the year makes you much happier, scientists say

Christmas decorations are an integral part of the Christmas tradition and the people who raise them first are the happiest, according to experts. People with a love for festive decorations also keep good memories (stock)

Christmas decorations are an integral part of the festive season, and the people who put their trees and beads at the beginning of the year are the happiest, according to experts.

Those with the greatest obsession with people like hot wine and Rudolf, the red-nosed reindeer, tend to be individuals who are more nostalgic and reluctant to leave behind the happy memories of childhood, experts say.

These people also have a psychological makeup that means they lead fuller lives.

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Christmas decorations are an integral part of the Christmas tradition and the people who raise them first are the happiest, according to experts. People with a love for festive decorations also keep good memories (stock)

Christmas decorations are an integral part of the Christmas tradition and the people who raise them first are the happiest, according to experts. People with a love for festive decorations also keep good memories (stock)

In an interview with Unilad, Steve McKeown, a psychoanalyst and founder of MindFixers, said: "Although there could be a number of symptomatic reasons why someone would want to put decorations before obsessively, most commonly for nostalgic reasons to relive magic or to compensate past negligence.

"In a world full of stress and anxiety, people like to associate with things that make them happy and Christmas decorations evoke those strong feelings of childhood.

& # 39; Decorations are simply an anchor or a path to the magical emotions of childhood of emotion.

"So putting those Christmas decorations early spreads the excitement!"

Mr. McKeown's comments are based on a 30-year-old research, published in the Journal of Environ- mental Psychology, which aimed to understand why some people play Scrooge while others wait with fervent anxiety for the moment of appetite. Turkey.

They discovered that early decorations can be a sign of overcompensation for past disappointment at parties and try to avoid it for next year.

These tinsel fans may have a crazed obsession with holidays, but their psychological makeup means they lead fuller lives, scientists say, as it is a sign that the person is nostalgic and clings to happy memories (stock)

These tinsel fans may have a crazed obsession with holidays, but their psychological makeup means they lead fuller lives, scientists say, as it is a sign that the person is nostalgic and clings to happy memories (stock)

These tinsel fans may have a crazed obsession with holidays, but their psychological makeup means they lead fuller lives, scientists say, as it is a sign that the person is nostalgic and clings to happy memories (stock)

Amy Morin, psychotherapist and author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Do not Do, told Unilad: "The holiday season awakens a sense of nostalgia.

"Nostalgia helps to link people with their personal past and helps people understand their identity.

"For many, putting Christmas decorations early is a way to reconnect with their childhoods.It can be a bittersweet feeling.

"Maybe the holidays serve as a reminder of when a loved one was still alive, or maybe looking at a Christmas tree reminds someone of what life was like when they still believed in Santa Claus.

"For people who have lost a loved one, vacations can serve as a reminder of the happy moments they had with that person in the past.

"Decorating early can help them feel more connected to that individual."

Previous research has found that decorations can be used as a way to extend the olive branch to neighbors and strangers and that it acts as an inadvertent form of communication and accessibility.

DOES GENEROSITY BRING HAPPINESS?

Being generous really makes people happier, according to a study by an international team of experts.

Neurons in an area of ​​the brain associated with generosity activate neurons in the ventral striatum, which are associated with happiness, the study found.

A group of 50 volunteers in Switzerland participated in a spending experiment, with each one 25 Swiss francs (£ 20 / $ 25) per week for four weeks.

As part of the experiment, participants performed an independent decision-making task, in which they could behave more or less generously, while brain activity was measured using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

They were asked to choose between three and 25 francs of their money as a gift to a recipient different from those previously chosen.

The researchers found that participants who had committed to spending their endowments on others behaved more generously in the decision-making task.

They also found larger self-reported increases in happiness compared to the control group.

The full results were published in the journal Nature Communications.

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