In case you haven’t noticed, the holiday season appears to have started early this year.
Families and local governments all over the country have already begun decorating for Christmas. And that’s a good thing, says Dr. Krystine Batcho, professor of psychology at Syracuse’s Le Moyne College.
“Lights, which obviously are associated with joy and bring back a lot of good memories, are a way of alleviating depression, sadness, feeling down, anxiety, stress,” Batcho says. “All the things the pandemic has increased.”
I’m not ashamed to say that all of my indoor lights and decor are up and they make me SO happy! It’s hard to explain the overwhelming feeling of joy I get when I see my house decorated. I’m not bothering anyone by having them up… so, why not??! If you don’t like it… you don’t have to come to my house. haha.