Motherhood is one of the greatest joys in life. It’s also accompanied by the belief that a mom’s needs should only be met after we take care of everyone and everything else. We encourage you on Mother’s Day (and every day) to take the time to honor yourself and celebrate all that you have accomplished.
The Gift of Permission
Do you find it hard to do what is right for you? The best gift you can give yourself as a mother is permission. This simple act of kindness can help you find greater joy and balance in your life. Fill out the Permission Slips below to give yourself what you need and post it where you will see it. Here are four ideas to get you started.
Simple Acts of Self-Care for Mother’s Day
Looking for ways to nourish your spirit and show up for yourself on Mother’s Day? Here are five ways to carve out space to nourish your soul and take in some self-care.
Take a Walk
There’s no better way to greet the day than a morning walk. Head to your favorite outdoor spot and enjoy some time outdoors. If you can’t get out for a walk, sit by a sunny window and enjoy your morning coffee or tea. This is the perfect opportunity to remind yourself of all you are grateful for.
Write Down Your Goals
Let yourself dream. Write down whatever it is you want to accomplish this year. Have you always wanted to start your own business? Did you dream about playing the piano? Make a list of your goals (no matter how big or small) and figure out one step you can take today to work towards them.
Take an Epsom Salt Bath
Skip the bubbles and enjoy a mineral-rich soak instead. Epsom salt baths have been used as an ancient remedy to help reduce tension and relax. You can even light your favorite candle with essential oils and let everything melt away.
Spend 30 minutes of mindful, quiet contemplation to set your intentions for the day. Meditation doesn’t just cultivate a sense of calm and peace. It reduces stress levels and carries many well-documented scientific benefits, such as lower blood pressure and decreased anxiety.
Create Space in Your Home Just for You
Whether it’s a room or a nook, set up an area that is just for you. Fill it with your favorite things and decorate it to your heart’s content. Love animal print? Find a faux leopard rug. If crystal chandeliers are your thing, find one that speaks to you. This is your opportunity to make this space your own.