Celebrating Christmas Early May Boost Wellbeing – Here’s What Rockford’s Doing
Every single one of my social media timelines is FILLED with Christmas. From trees, to music, to present buying, I'm like wait ... what day is it? Even though it's early November, people are celebrating the holidays earlier than ever. And it turns out it could be good for our health.
Personally, I don't decorate my house or put my tree up until late November, but like I said, a lot of people are already putting their tree up.
One psychologist explains -
Planning enjoyable events and activities is a psychological strategy that can help build our capacity to cope with daily life. Studies have shown that Christmas decorations can create a neurological shift and spike in dopamine, the feel-good hormone.
So honestly, why not put the tree up now? If it makes you happy, go for it!
We asked Rockford if they've got their trees up yet, here's what people in the 815 are doing -
So it looks like a mix of people who are totally for it, and people who plan on waiting a little bit longer. Either way, just do whatever makes you happy. 2020 has been a really tough year, and especially now during election season, it's extra important to do things that make you happy.