Halloween is officially two months away but have you started preparing for it already? If yes, we have some news!
The best time of the year is officially only 90 days away and we are beyond excited! People have started talking about Halloween already and stores are putting creepy stuff up for sale.
It's only August but it is starting to look a lot like Halloween and while not everybody is amused by seeing Halloween candy in supermarkets, some of us are not thinking twice before grabbing some creepy decor for home. Have you started planning your Halloween already?
In case you are dreaming of your favorite holiday and decorating your house for the same in your mind, let us tell you that there's nothing wrong with it, you are not weird.
Thinking about something which makes you happy or reminiscing old memories beautiful memories cheers you up, it helps you feel better. It is not rocket science! But, if you don't wanna take our word for it, you can listen to what experts have to say!
Steve McKeown, founder of MindFixers, owner of The McKeown Clinic, and a psychoanalyst has revealed that there is nothing wrong with being a little too excited for your favorite holiday, be it Christmas or Halloween. "In a world full of stress and anxiety people like to associate to things that make them happy and Christmas decorations evoke those strong feelings of the childhood," he said in an interview.
"Although there could be a number of symptomatic reasons why someone would want to obsessively put up decorations early, most commonly for nostalgic reasons either to relive the magic or to compensate for past neglect. Decorations are simply an anchor or pathway to those old childhood magical emotions of excitement," he added. Some people also wait desperately wait for their favorite holidays as they feel as if the holidays are the only constant in their life and give them a sense of stability.
And, that's not all. According to research published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, people who put up decorations for earlier are also friendly and likable. "Research suggests that U.S. residents may use holiday decorations on their home's exterior to communicate friendliness and cohesiveness with neighbors. In the present research, we examine whether strangers (naive raters) can accurately identify the more friendly residents, and what aspects of the homes' exteriors contribute to their impressions," reads the study.
It can also be a sign of loneliness and may mean that since the person feels alone and suffers anxiety, they wish to find comfort in their favorite holiday. By decorating early, we convince ourselves that the holiday isn't that far anymore and start a happy countdown in our heads.
Celebrating holidays helps one relax and takes them away from their hectic adult life for a few days which is the reason your brain desperately waits for holidays to come and you cover up for the time by decorating your house early.
Glittery lights and shiny ornaments help one relax and feel peaceful. Bright but soft lights are proven to help one reduce stress and help with anxiety, which is another reason why people who decorate their houses in advance are happier than the ones who don't celebrate holidays.
It's the little things in life which count and if the idea of decorating your house early for Halloween or Christmas brings a smile to your face then go ahead and do it! Life is too short to worry about what others might think. Go get your happiness!