There’s no better time to pamper yourself, and the mamas in your life, than during Mother’s Day. Self care is such an important way to show love to yourself and others. We created this self care checklist filled with self care ideas, to incorporate into your Mother’s Day celebration.
Our self care checklist, which is part of our Artful Home subscription, includes a self care printable like drinking a tall glass of lemon water, going for a walk outside and feeling the sunshine, sitting by a sunny window with a cozy blanket, writing a letter to a loved one, take an epsom salt bath, listen to an uplifting playlist, and stretching and moving your body. I love the idea of printing and framing this list, and adding it to your mother’s day celebration table.
You could also add this list to a sweet gift, with epsom salt, self care products smell good like essential oils, a new water bottle, a cozy blanket, a self care bullet journal — anything to aid in a day of self care! It would also be sweet to add self care quotes happiness to the card included with the gift.
We love the idea of layering in pretty elements for a special holiday table. Start with a table runner or placemats, layer in dishes in fun pastel colors, add florals, a vintage water pitcher, the framed self care checklist, pretty watercolor name cards — anything to make Mom feel more special and extra loved!
Serve fresh spring foods, cut up a yummy fruit salad, and add fruit infused water to the table. Desserts like strawberry shortcake, or a homemade pie, make the occasion extra special! There’s also nothing wrong with ordering in or letting the dads make a special brunch. Whatever your family tradition, being together and celebrating motherhood is what is most important!
As busy moms, we often put ourselves last on the list. It is important that we become intentional about caring for ourselves. There is a lot of value in our children watching us take the time to care for ourselves. Rest, doing things that light you up and restore your energy and peace all at once, are critical to fill up our cup, so that we aren’t trying to pour from an empty cup. Something as simple as a walk, 10 minutes of reading a book that we love, rolling on a favorite essential oil, calling a friend and connecting — can make a huge difference in how we feel and how we continue our day.
Know that you are worth the time and energy that it takes to practice self care. And that your version of self care may look differently than someone else’s. The key is that you feel restored, cared for, and loved. Whatever steps you need to take to be sure that you feel your best, take them without guilt!
Now! With Mother’s Day just a few days away! I’m here with a few last minute shopping ideas to make the moms in your life feel extra special this holiday! Or if you’re a mama, add them to your own wishlist, and drop a hint 😉