Optimizing your space to improve your mental health is something that anyone can benefit from. For those living with mental health conditions, it is one tool of many that can be used to improve and support your mental well-being.
The questions in this worksheet can help you identify what you do and don’t like about your home environment, and decide how you can improve it.
This worksheet is an excerpt from Mental Health America’s 2023 Mental Health Month Toolkit.
Here’s a web-friendly version of the questions from the worksheet:
- On a scale from 1-10, how satisfied are you with your space?
- 1 might be “not satisfied with my space at all.”
- 5 would be “I don’t know how I feel about it.”
- 10 would be “I love my space!”
- What do you want to feel when you’re in your space?
- What might you want to change about the space to help create those feelings?
- Thinking about your space, what do you already love about it? Try to think of at least one thing to match each of these feelings:
- Something that makes you feel happy.
- Something that makes you feel cozy.
- Something that makes you feel safe.
- Something that makes you feel connected.
- Something that makes you feel like you.
- What do you feel like your space is missing? This can be an item, an overall aesthetic, a feeling, or another factor.
- What are one or two things you can do right away to bring more of what you want into your space?