Not only does your favorite holiday bring you happiness, but it also makes your brain sharper and body healthier.
Halloween is the best holiday there is and I'm sure Halloween enthusiasts will agree! But there is more to the day which celebrates individualism than what meets the eye. Dressing up for Halloween and going out for trick-or-treating definitely rank among the greatest joys in life but it has also been found that the ones who get all excited for the spooky day and dress up in creepy costumes are smarter and lead happier, healthier lives. While with other festivals comes the pressure of meeting other people's expectations, following traditions, buying expensive gifts for your loved ones and relatives, Halloween is one holiday which truly celebrates the spirit of freedom. It has been found that the people who celebrate Halloween are happier and have low-stress levels when compared to the ones who don't. Not just that, they are also smarter and have sharper brains. "How?" Here's how:
Forget everything else, people who love Halloween celebrate flaws and being different. Halloween makeup usually includes people making fake bruises, scars, freckles, and other body marks which are considered 'ugly' by the societal standards. Halloween enthusiasts don't really care about how a person looks. They judge people by the kind of person they are and occassionally, their music taste.
Research has shown that watching horror movies releases neurotransmitters in our bodies that not only make us more alert and improves our attention span, they also make us sharper. Unlike the regular flicks which are way too predictable, horror movies often contain twists, mysteries and weird story plots which intrigue our brains and force us to think and guess what might happen next. People who love everything dark and creepy are smarter than the ones who do not, it is not rocket science.
Horror lovers are suckers for adrenaline. Adrenaline rush helps their body to step its immune system up and prepare for what's coming next. Your heart beats faster and faster when you watch a creepy flick or get scared which accelerates the pumping of blood in your body. An increase of white blood cells is also observed in the people who celebrate Halloween than the ones who do not, making their immune system better! Don't believe me? It's the truth.
No, don't get me wrong, buying presents for your loved ones is a wonderful feeling but these days it has become a tradition of buying expensive things you can't really afford to put a smile on others. A person should gift somebody out of love and appreciation, not because society expects him to do so. Halloween doesn't make you go in debt and even if you buy a kid a candy bar he'll be more than happy! Everything about Halloween is smart!
Anything horror trains our brain to cope with difficult situations and make wise decisions. In fact, according to research, horror movies trigger our DNA and make us evolve. “We use fiction as an ‘emotional simulator’ to broaden our horizons. Horror fiction exercises our reactions to what’s terrible and frightening.” So, not only are horror fans smarter and healthier, but they are also superior beings! Beat that!
The best thing about the people who love Halloween is, they are the least judgemental people ever. They really don't care about what is going on in other people's lives and they mind their own business. Halloween is one holiday where you can be anything without fearing what people might think of you. They hardly ever involve themselves in drama and stay away from BS. And well, the ones who stay away from the typical drama and focus on their own lives are the smartest of them all!