Home and Your Family’s Mental Health


When you think of home, there are likely a lot of things that come to mind. Not only is your home a place to unwind, but it’s also a great place to spend quality time with your family and friends. But considering the events of this past year, your home’s purpose has likely transformed to also serve as an office, a classroom, and even a gym.

But the home transformations don’t have to stop there. Did you know that you can actually make updates to your home that are not only useful but can help your mental well-being as well? Your home and your brain actually have a pretty strong connection, as clutter not only restricts your ability to focus, but can also increase cortisol levels which have been known to bring about stress.

Changing your space to better fit your needs and decor tastes can help improve your life in a variety of ways, from helping you become more productive to counteracting some of the negative effects you might be feeling from spending too much time inside. And you don’t have to go all out to make updates that inspire lasting change, either. Many of the best updates you can make for your family are easy and require minimal effort on your end.

From setting up a sacred space for meditating or journaling to creating a home gym everyone can enjoy, any room can be transformed into a pandemic oasis guaranteed to bring joy. Other home updates you and your family can try include painting the walls calming colors, bringing more plants inside, and trying out aromatherapy to relax the senses.

For more information on this physiological connection between your home and your head, check out the infographic from Hippo insurance below. They also dive deeper into 8 easy home updates you can make to improve your family’s mental wellbeing for years to come. Already taken on some of these updates or have additional suggestions on improvements Scottsdale Moms can make to their homes? Let us know in the comments down below and have fun updating your home!