Did you Know?
Your living space is tied directly to how you see yourself, what you believe is possible for your life and how you treat yourself. The environment around us and our living spaces can be a true reflection of how we relate to the world and others.
Neuro-architecture is the correlation of specific measures of the built environment with quantified measures of the brain's and body's responses, as well as sociological, behavioral and economic outcomes. - World Health Design
This information finally tells us that our environment can be a trigger for hormones that can make us happy and calm or make us stressed and anxious. Scientists have stated that energy relatively expands to fill the space assigned; this is the same for humans in their own environments. It's truly amazing how everywhere we go can be the cause for how our brains interpret the walls of a public building, an office space, and our homes.
Now, too much space may create a feeling of inability to focus on details, a lack of intimacy and not feel very grounded. However, too little space will leave you feeling cramped, sleepy and regrettably steal your opportunities for growth.
There is also a difference on how we think depending on the height of the ceilings in our environment. High ceilings activate certain sections of the right brain that correlates with freedom and abstract thinking. Although, low ceilings tend to leave us feeling constrained and controlled. Now I can't speak for anyone else, but I absolutely love walking into spaces with high ceilings, I can absolutely attest to the freeing feeling that comes along with it!
Take a look at these gorgeous rooms with "Double-Height Ceilings" displayed by Architectural Digest. One look will have you immediately feeling free. No worries, you can thank me later!
Isn't it comforting to know, we can begin making small changes in our living spaces that will help us live a less stressful and more liberating life? I say ABSOLUTELY! Scientists has made it clear that our brain, nervous, endocrine and immune systems are constantly interacting. Candice Pert tells us, "What you are thinking at any moment is changing your biochemistry." Read more about Candice Pert, Ph.D. at http://candacepert.com
Endocrine- secrete hormones
Nervous System- cells that transmit nerve impulses
Immune System- protects the body from foreign substances
Feed your Cognition well!
Perception is Everything!
Cognition is the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses. I constantly tell anyone who will listen, it's all about perception! How we see things, make all the difference in the decisions we make, and the experiences we have in our lives.
Ultimately, our environments affect cognition in every way, from the way our home is structured to where we work and play. The way we think about our environment and ourselves is in direct connection with our mental health, positively or negatively. So, let's be determined to create environments that help strengthen our cognitive abilities and the way we see ourselves.
Remember, your space is important!
Until Next time...#bethefaceofkindness