symmetry good for brain
October 2, 2010
Can I vent here for a minute?
Sometimes I just want a day to myself. All to myself with no kids, no work, no Michael, no phone calls, no emails, no computer…ok, my computer can stay.
I mean, seriously, between my 4 month old needing constant stimulation and attention and my nearly 4 year old running around destroying just about everything in his path – sometimes himself included, I don’t get a break.
I was just sitting here thinking to myself, ‘what did I used to do on a lovely Saturday afternoon if Michael was working and I had the day to myself?’.
Oh, that’s right, I did whatever I wanted to do. Long gone are those days. The days of a leisurely afternoon reading by the pool, laying in bed with a good book, a spontaneous trip to the movie theater…
I know, what does this have to do with symmetry?
When things get overly chaotic for me I try to create as much order as I can to calm myself. Because I am so visually inclined (I learn and experience best visually) symmetry can really help me wind down when I get too wound up.
I don’t really know why, I guess I could read up a little, but symmetry in a space creates a calming and easy environment. A symmetrical space gives your eyes a place to land and rest without trying to take in too many different things going on all at once.
That’s exactly what I need.