Neuro-Achitecture and Christmas Lights
Have you ever felt an increase in joy as you begin to notice Christmas lights going up around your neighborhood?
Have you seen the elevation in mood when your kids begin to see the decorations?
Have you ever packed your car full of family to only drive around in circles for hours to see all the different lights, colors, design touches that your community has put together during the holiday season?
If any answered yes, then you’ve begun to uncover the effects of a new science we are only beginning to discover called Neuro-Architecture and how design of your home can affect you mentally as much as physically.
Neuro-Architecture is the link between neuroscience and design.
At Dynasty Pools, design is the jelly to our peanut butter, the cheese to our macaroni, the…. well you get the picture. Design is at the heart of our business. It correlates through our processes, into our construction, and flourishes with our Christmas lighting. We knew from the beginning that we would always design for a family, not a portfolio.
This new field of Neuro-Architecture is just beginning to define itself. But, how does it relate to Christmas Lights?
There is a spectrum that we can start to uncover. It gives many reasons why your mood begins to increase when we see the holiday season light up our communities.
On one end, you have the reason behind Chromotherapy, or color therapy, which is thought to increase energy levels and boost happiness. There’s an instinctual reason behind setting your Christmas Lights to be on before you drive up to your home after a long day at work. The ambiance of having lit garland line your entry. The quiet sigh of wonder when you see a Christmas tree light up for the first time.
Then there’s the proven neurological shift of spiked dopamines, the feel-good hormone, that is triggered. All in all, it’s the excitement that comes with something that takes us out of our normal habits, our busy schedules, our daily stress, …and replaces it with a magical joy that circles the nostalgic drive around the neighborhood …just to see the lights.