It’s no big secret that everyone wants a happy Christmas. But exactly what does this mean? Perhaps the answer is different for each of us. There have been numerous studies about what makes people happy, and they all seem to suggest that there is a wide range of factors that influence our happiness.
So whatever your definition of a ‘happy Christmas’ is, why not spend some time thinking about what would make yours happier.
Christmas is not about the presents
Christmas is one of the few times of year when we all get together with our families. Not just (like Thanksgiving) because we want to, but because we have to. We know it’s a bad system: the people we like least in the world are the ones we spend most time with. But we put up with it, because Christmas is a holiday and holidays are supposed to be good.
But what is it that makes a holiday good? Well, on some level, food and presents. But if that’s all there was to it, every day would be like Christmas. What makes Christmas special is that we spend time with people we like, and on whom we don’t have to spend nearly as much effort.
What makes a family happy around the holidays
The best way to have a happy holiday is to start with a happy family. And the way to do that is to understand what makes families happy.
If you want your children to be happy, for example, you might think it’s good to spend lots of time with them and give them lots of presents. But recent research suggests that both those things can backfire. If you spend too much time with your kids, their happiness goes down. And the more presents children get, the less happy they become.
Say thank you to all those around you
You may not know what to get the people in your life for Christmas. But you can still find something to say. Words are often better than gifts.
We all know the feeling of getting a gift from someone who clearly spent a lot of time thinking about it, and we know how good that feels. It feels even better when you do the same for someone else.
You don’t need money to express yourself. You can say thank you to your partner, or your kids, or your parents, or your friends. Can tell them what they mean to you.
And an important thing to remember is that not only is it okay for you to say these things first, but that they will find it more meaningful if it’s from you than if it’s from a store.
This is the time of year when we should be surrounded by family and friends, exchanging gifts and feasting on mountains of delicious food. But even if you are, the reason why it feels so good to be with them is that they are doing their job. They show up in our lives every day, at every hour, whether we notice or not. Even when we can’t see them because we’re looking the other way, their constant love is nudging us onward.
It’s the moment of the year when you see the people you care most about. You don’t always see them in the course of a year. But you do this time. It is a special moment.
You need to enjoy it. Don’t be so wrapped up in your own worries that you can’t enjoy it yourself.
And for heaven’s sake, try not to turn it into an occasion for lecturing or nagging or complaining. These are the people you love most in the world. Don’t mess them up with your anxieties and resentments. Enjoy them while they’re here, relax, and be happy.”
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