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Hanging Christmas Lights Will Make You Happier According to Science!

By September 6, 2019Blake Truline
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Science gives us another reason for hanging Christmas Lights earlier this year!

According to psychologists, it’ll actually make you happier!

Renowned Psychologist Deborah Serani, confirmed on TODAY Home that decorating can absolutely lift your mood.

“It does create that neurological shift that can produce happiness,” she said. “I think anything that takes us out of our normal habituation, the normal day in, day out… signals our senses, and then our senses measure if it’s pleasing or not.”

“Christmas decorating will spike dopamine, a feel-good hormone,” Serani added.

How is this true you might ask?

It all has to do with your senses.

Christmas lights are full of bright colors which actually have a direct impact on your brain chemistry! This is known as Chromotherapy (color therapy), which is the science of using colors to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that result in health and harmony.

Christmas lights and decorations are a huge component in setting an ambiance of the holiday “spirit” . There’s nothing quite like the feeling of seeing your home light up for the first time during the holiday season. It’s hard not to find yourself in a festive and happy mood when you are around Christmas Lights.

Then there is also the added benefit of nostalgia.

“For a lot of us, Christmas is a magical time, it’s a time of innocence, it’s a time of joy,” Serani said.

If you’re like us and couldn’t wait until Christmas came around every year, then you’re more likely to want to re-create that Holiday feeling, which you can do by hanging Christmas Lights up. Imagine that joyful feeling you will get as you drive home each day to see your home beautifully lit up with Christmas Joy.

In a recent interview with UniLad, Psychoanalyst, Steve McKeown, also added: “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 childhood. Decorations are simply an anchor or pathway to those old childhood magical emotions of excitement. So putting up those Christmas decorations early extends the excitement!”

BONUS Benefit!

Your neighbors may also perceive you as friendlier. Researchers have shown that people interpret Christmas decorations on a home as a cue that people inside are sociable. Think of the added joy you will bring to your neighborhood during this holiday season. If you have children or grandchildren, it will also be a memorable experience from them!

So are you now ready bring in the happiness and start hanging Christmas Lights today?

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