Being at home

Photo by Kaboompics

With the restrictions in place with the lockdown many of us are spending more time at home than we ever had. Is your relationship to your home changing during this time?

Here are some journalling questions to consider:

Don’t worry if you don’t have answers for all of these. There are no ‘right’ answers to these questions either. Only work through these if it feels good for you to do so and stop whenever you need to.

How did you feel about your home before the lockdown period?

What did you spend your time doing in your home before lockdown?

How do you feel about your home now?

How do you spend your time at home now?

What, if anything, has changed about how you use your home now?

What aspects of that would you like to remain going forward?

Have you been inspired to change anything about your home?

What have you changed about it?

When you think about your relationship with your home what feelings come up?

How do you think of your home?

If your home was a friend who needed your support, what would you say to it?

If your home was a friend who absolutely wanted to support you what would it say to you?

Which is your least favourite area of your home?

What one small thing can you do to improve that area?

What is your favourite area of your home?

What one small thing can you do to appreciate that area more?

Resources

These are not affiliate links. They are resources that I have found and that I am beginning to explore.

Happy Starts at Home’ by Rebecca West

The Simple Sophisticate podcast

‘Designology: How to Find Your Place Type and Align Your Life with Design’ by Sally Augustin

‘Happy Inside – How to Harness the Power of Home for Health and Happiness’ by Michelle Ongundehin

This looks interesting too: Rita Konig course as I have this book of hers and have kept it for many years:

Domestic Bliss by Rita Konig

and for playing with colour:

Love Colour: Choosing Colours to Live With by Anna Starmer