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21 Mental Health And Self-Care Questions

The title is not meant to be misleading. I intended to pose 21 questions, but the list grew to 45, and I decided to keep the title anyway. The questions are meant to be introspective.

  1. What is your preferred future?

  2. Are your current behaviors getting you closer to your preferred future?

  3. On your way home … to your favorite grocery store, how often do you choose a different route to see what you notice?

  4. Are you an all-or-nothing type of person?

  5. What are your self-sabotaging behaviors?

  6. Are you an over-thinker, and how does your overthinking affect your decision-making?

  7. Do you avoid your negative feelings?

  8. Are you a perfectionist? How does it make you feel when things are not perfect?

  9. Do you minimize your accomplishments? Why?

  10. Who is that one person who gets on your last nerve? Does the person know?

  11. Do you continue to magnify negative experiences and minimize positive ones?

  12. What gives you purpose and meaning in life?

  13. When was the last time you looked in your high school yearbook? (As ugly as your senior yearbook picture is, it’s still you.)

  14. Do you notice how you speak to yourself, and is it time to begin choosing kinder words?

  15. Do you notice when you are tired and take a break?

  16. What was your favorite childhood game? When did you last play that game just for a good laugh?

  17. When did you dress up last, and how did it make you feel?

  18. What is the best-unsolicited advice you have ever received?

  19. What is the best compliment you have received that still makes you smile?

  20. Do you second-guess compliments from others? Why?

  21. What’s on your mental health bucket list?

  22. Are you consistently meeting your basic needs to preserve your peace of mind?

  23. When was the last time you tuned into your feelings non-judgmentally?

  24. Who is your confidante?

  25. In a crisis, who do you call?

  26. If you could change two things about yourself, what would you change and why?

  27. Do you know it’s ok to complain about something you are dissatisfied with?

  28. Do you know the difference between mental health and mental illness?

  29. What are your emotional boundaries?

  30. What activities have you participated in recently that elevated your mood? How much satisfaction do you get from these activities?

  31. Do you consistently prioritize quality sleep and have a consistent bedtime?

  32. What are your pet peeves?

  33. How often do you sit for a meal with friends or family?

  34. Are you hurting your self-confidence by comparing yourself to others, behaving unassertively, or deferring important decisions to others?

  35. What is that one habit that derails your goal-directed behaviors? What are you doing to minimize the impact of this habit?

  36. Do you keep a gratitude journal?

  37. What are the good things you are taking for granted in your life?

  38. Do you know a know-it-all? If it’s you, practice listening more often; if it’s someone else, tell the person to shut up.

  39. What is your favorite remember when story?

  40. What are your stressors?

  41. How do you cope with stressful situations?

  42. Are you annoyed with optimistic people? If yes, why?

  43. Who are you struggling to forgive?

  44. You are reading your favorite book; do you get distracted/cringe when you hear an alert on your phone?

  45. How cluttered is your living environment, and is it time to get organized?

You are welcome to share your thoughts in the comment section about these questions and pose others. Thanks for reading this blog.


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