300+ Inspirational Self-Care Quotes to Brighten Your Day

300+ Inspirational Self-Care Quotes to Brighten Your Day

Looking for some inspirational quotes on self-care? We have rounded up the best collection of self-care quotes, sayings, captions, status, and messages to inspire you to put yourself first and take care of yourself.

We all are often busy looking after our loved ones, family, and friends. In the process, we tend to forget about our own selves. But self-care and self-love are as important as taking care of others.

Putting yourself as a priority is a must at times. These are times when you need to take care of your physical, mental, and inner health. You take a break from the usual routine, rest, and relax to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.

If you fail to take time for yourself, then the tiredness, exhaustion, and stress will build up and make you anxious and less productive. Hope these inspirational words about self-care will encourage you to balance work and leisure time.

Short quotes about self-care

  1. “Self-discipline is self-caring.” – M. Scott Peck
  2. “Keep calm and make a self-care plan.”
  3. “Make your mental health a priority.”
  4. “You gotta nourish to flourish.”
  5. “Taking care of yourself is productive.”
  6. “Self-Care equals success.” – Dixie L. Nichols
  7. “Life’s too short to spend it at war with yourself.”
  8. “Self-care comes first.”
  9. “Self-care is not an expense. It’s an investment.”
  10. “Self-care isn’t selfish.”
  11. “No more martyring myself.” – Sharon E. Rainey
  12. “Control your own thoughts. Stop letting them control you.”
  13. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” – Lalah Delia
  14. “Don’t forget to appreciate yourself.” – Debasish Mridha
  15. “You owe yourself the love that you so freely give others.”
  16. “Be you, love you. All ways, always.” – Alexandra Elle
  17. “Self-care is essential. Put your oxygen mask on first.”
  18. “Saying no can be the ultimate self-care.” – Claudia Black
  19. “I love you but I got to love me more.” – Peggi Speers
  20. “It’s not selfish to do what’s best for you.” – Mark Sutton
  21. “Self-care is non-negotiable. Show up for yourself every day!”
  22. “The best health care plan is a self-care plan.” – Nina Leavins
  23. “If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.” – Banksy
  24. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” – Katrina Mayer
  25. “Fitness should be a form of self-care, not self-punishment.”
  26. “Give your stress wings, and let it fly away.” – Terri Guillemets
  27. “Recharge yourself as much as you charge your phone.”
  28. “The drive to please others is the root of so much suffering.”

Inspirational self-care quotes

  1. “You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.” – R.Z.
  2. “Self-care is a priority and necessity – not a luxury – in the work that we do.”
  3. “Take time for self. It is a source of empowerment.” – Dixie L. Nichols
  4. “The challenge is not to be perfect — it is to be whole.” – Jane Fonda
  5. “Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” – Ovid
  6. “For us to feel good emotionally, we have to look after ourselves.” – Sam Owen
  7. “Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.”
  8. “Self-care is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.” – Audre Lorde
  9. “Self-care means giving yourself permission to pause.” – Cecillia Tran
  10. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  11. “Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” – André Gide
  12. “The care, therefore, of every man’s soul belongs unto himself.” – John Locke
  13. “I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” – Madonna
  14. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morley
  15. “Maybe if we love ourselves healthy we will all heal?” – Nikki Rowe
  16. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde
  17. “Sometimes the best thing to do is just call it a day and go get a massage.”
  18. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” – Charles Bukowski
  19. “Have patience with all things. But, first of all with yourself.” – Francis de Sales
  20. “Find what makes your heart sing and create your own music.” – Mac Anderson
  21. “Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.” – Lalah Delia
  22. “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” – Brené Brown
  23. “Feel free to get hugely, ridiculously happy about the tiniest little things.”
  24. “You only have one life to live. Make sure it’s yours.” – Eleanor Brown
  25. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain
  26. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary
  27. “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” – Dolly Parton
  28. “Allow yourself to enjoy each happy moment in your life.” – Steve Maraboli
  29. “A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.”
  30. “Doing something nice for myself is not selfish.” – Christine Morgan
  31. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn
  32. “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.”
  33. “Fall in love with caring for yourself, in body, mind, and spirit.”
  34. “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” – Sydney J. Harris
  35. “Practice self-rescue first before you ‘help’ someone else.” – Maureen Joyce Connolly
  36. “Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss.” – Deepak Chopra
  37. “Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.” – Deborah Day
  38. “Self-care is the delicate balance between selfishness and self-sacrifice.” – Elayna Fernandez
  39. “Self-care should include the cold shower as well as the scented tub.” – Mary Bateson
  40. “Give yourself the same care and attention that you give to others and watch yourself bloom.”
  41. “Teachers need to take care of themselves in order to be able to take care of their students.”
  42. “Self-love is asking yourself what you need – every day – and then making sure you receive it.”
  43. “Your subconscious mind is paying attention to how you treat yourself.” – Sam Owen
  44. “How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em.” – Shel Silverstein
  45. “You can’t take care of anyone else unless you first take care of yourself.” – Michael Hyatt
  46. “Regardless of how anyone else feels about me, I am going to choose to love myself today.”
  47. “It is not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.” – Lena Horne
  48. “Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.” – Katie Reed
  49. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield
  50. “For all those who longed to find a best friend and found it in themselves” – Sandra Kring
  51. “The only person you shouldn’t be able to live without is you.” – Chris McGeown
  52. “The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” – Robert Hand
  53. “When you can’t find your purpose in a day, make it to look after yourself.” – Dodie Clark
  54. “Carve out and claim the time to care for yourself and kindle your own fire.” – Amy Ippoliti
  55. “Self-care: doing the things that make you feel more like yourself.” – Robyn Conley Downs
  56. “Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.” – Pema Chodron
  57. “Mind. Body. Soul. These are the three things self-care is all about.” – Kathy Sledge
  58. “Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day and the rest will fall into place.”
  59. “If you don’t love yourself, how the hell you gon’ love somebody else?” – Ru Paul
  60. “Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.” – William Shakespeare

Take time for yourself quotes

  1. “There is enough time for self-care. There is not enough time to make up for the life you’ll miss by not filling yourself up.” – Jennifer Williamson
  2. “It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.” – Diane Von Furstenberg
  3. “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” – M. Scott Peck
  4. “It’s okay to take time for yourself. We give so much of ourselves to others, and we need to be fueled both physically and mentally. If we are in balance, it helps us in all our interactions.” – Faith Hill
  5. “Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.” – Ray Bradbury
  6. “Take time to do what makes your soul happy.”
  7. “Take time off. The world will not fall apart without you.” – Malebo Sephodi
  8. “Every time you make a commitment to your own self-care, self-love, and self-respect and then follow through, you build trust in yourself.” – Miranda J. Barrett
  9. “An empty tank will take you exactly nowhere. Take time to refuel.”
  10. “Any time we listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves but for the many others whose lives we touch.” – Parker L. Palmer
  11. “Self-care is more than a catchphrase and it’s more than important; it’s critical. Taking time out for ourselves helps to prevent burnout, increases our good health, decreases symptoms of depression, and so much more. Besides, as a caregiver, I couldn’t care for someone else as I do if I didn’t take time out for taking care of myself.” – Gloria Kraegel

Self-care quotes for women

  1. “Taking care of myself doesn’t mean ‘me first.’ It means ‘me, too.” – L.R. Knosts
  2. “Self-care starts with skincare.”
  3. “Take the time today to love yourself. You deserve it.” – Avina Celeste
  4. “We need to replace your vicious stress cycle with a vicious cycle of self-care.” – Sara Gottfried
  5. “Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.” – William Shakespeare
  6. “Self-care is not a waste of time; self-care makes your use of time more sustainable.” – Jackie Viramontez
  7. “It’s so empowering to say ‘this isn’t serving me’ and walk away in peace.”
  8. “Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  9. “Self-care during pregnancy is the first gift that the mom can give to her child.”
  10. “Be the kind of woman who is on a mission to be the woman God has called her to be.” – Rose Quinn
  11. “I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.” – Joyce Meyer
  12. “When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” – Paulo Coelho

Self-care Sunday quotes

  1. “Take some time to rest and recover. You don’t always have to be so busy, pushing yourself so hard. Step back and take care of yourself. Those moments of self-care will add value, energy, purpose, and creativity to everything you do. Find a healthy balance and enjoy your life.”
  2. “You are worth the quiet moment. You are worth the deeper breaths and you are worth the time it takes to slow down, be still, and rest.” – Morgan Harper Nichols
  3. “Sunday: take it slow and give your soul a chance to catch up to your body.”
  4. “I always give myself Sundays as a spiritual base of renewal — a day when I do absolutely nothing. I sit in my jammies or take a walk, and I allow myself time to BE—capital B-E—with myself.” – Oprah Winfrey
  5. “Be enough for yourself first, the rest of the world can wait.”
  6. “Recharge yourself as much as you charge your phone.”
  7. “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” – John Lubbock
  8. “Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” – Etty Hillesum
  9. “Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  10. “Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” – Eleanor Brown

Important self-care quotes

  1. “Nothing was a more powerful compass of my mood or a better indication of my self-worth than the number on the scale.” – Betsy Lerner
  2. “Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” – Princess Diana
  3. “A good self-esteem level is mostly dependent on how we value ourselves without any bias.” – Stephen Richards
  4. “Gard the doors of your temple, do not let anyone pollute it with their mess.” – Patricio Telman Chincocolo
  5. “Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are, let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it.” – C. Assaad
  6. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. “When admiring other people’s gardens, don’t forget to tend to your own flowers.” – Sanober Khan
  8. “If we don’t take care of ourselves, if we don’t put on the oxygen mask first, we don’t have the capacity to help those people we care so much about.” – Megan McCormick
  9. “In my own deepening understanding of myself, I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well. The better I am at self-care the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
  10. “If we truly loved ourselves, we’d never harm another. That is a truly revolutionary, celebratory mode of self-care.” – Sharon Salzberg
  11. “To be a good parent, you need to take care of yourself so that you can have the physical and emotional energy to take care of your family.” – Michelle Obama
  12. “Doing nothing has become one of the lost luxuries in these hectic times. But doing nothing, even for five minutes, can be rejuvenating. Go for it: You – unplugged.” – Joan Marque
  13. “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” – Johnny Depp
  14. “A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.” – Haruki Murakami
  15. “The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” – C. JoyBell
  16. “Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.” – Deborah Day
  17. “If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.” – Vironika Tugaleva
  18. “It takes a rare person to care the same or more about you than themselves. So, until you find that person, please look after yourself.” – Charles F. Glassman
  19. “Caring for your body, mind, and spirit is your greatest and grandest responsibility. It’s about listening to the needs of your soul and then honoring them.” – Kristi Ling
  20. “Self-care sometimes is doing the things that will make your next 2 hours difficult, but your next 10 years easier.”
  21. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” – Shannon L. Alder
  22. “Honoring your own boundaries is the clearest message to others to honor them, too.” – Gina Greenlee
  23. “You can’t really be present for the people in your life if you aren’t taking care of yourself.” – Kerry Washington
  24. “You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.” – Richelle E. Goodrich
  25. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott
  26. “Self-care is a deliberate choice to gift yourself with people, places, things, events, and opportunities that recharge our personal battery and promote whole health — body, mind, and spirit.” – Laurie Buchanan, PhD
  27. “For those of you who struggle with guilt regarding self-care, answer this question: What greater gift can you give to those you love than your own wholeness?” – Shannon Tanner
  28. “There are thousands of causes for stress, and one antidote to stress is self-expression. That’s what happens to me every day. My thoughts get off my chest, down my sleeves and onto my pad.” – Garson Kanin
  29. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” – Anna Taylor
  30. “Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” – Hermann Hesse
  31. “Self-care when you feel overwhelmed: Get some fresh air; Say no to something; Take a nap; Brain dump your thoughts; Meditate on the truth; Talk to a friend; Take a break; Ask for help.”
  32. “Taking care of yourself is not a sign of weakness, but a sign that you have the inner strength to give your body what it needs to feel nourished loved, and cared for.”
  33. “Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.” – Dan Coppersmith
  34. “Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
  35. Only you can allow yourself to explore the person in the mirror. Only you can coax yourself into a daring adventure to find your untapped potential.” – Vironika Tugaleva
  36. “There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself.” – Brian Andreas
  37. “Radical self-care is what we are longing for, desperate for, our entire lives-friendship with our own hearts.” – Anne Lamott
  38. “Learning to love yourself is like learning to walk—essential, life-changing, and the only way to stand tall.” – Vironika Tugaleva
  39. “To meditate means to go home to yourself. Then you know how to take care of the things that are happening inside you, and you know how to take care of the things that happen around you.” – Thich Nhat Han
  40. “The Universe will never require you to set yourself on fire to provide heat for others.” – Clyde Lee Dennis
  41. “My brain and my heart are really important to me, I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth. I go to the dentist. So why wouldn’t I go to a shrink?” – Kerry Washington
  42. “Learning self-care is like building your own lifeboat, plank by plank. Once you’ve got your boat, you’ll still be rocked by the waves of life, but you’ll have a feeling of safety, and stability that means you can pick other people up on your way.” – Nadia Narain
  43. “Self-Care: Taking care of your mind and thoughts; Taking care of your physical health and body; Increasing your own well-being through self-care behaviors. Taking care of your spiritual health; Taking care of your emotions.”
  44. “The perfect man of old looked after himself first before looking to help others.” – Chuang Tzu
  45. “It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there’s nothing you can do about them. And why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized.” – Wayne Dyer
  46. “Stepping out of the busyness, stopping our endless pursuit of getting somewhere else, is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spirit.” – Tara Brach
  47. “It is said that we can’t attain enlightenment, let alone feel contentment and joy, without seeing who we are and what we do, without seeing our patterns and our habits. This is called Maitri – developing loving-kindness and an unconditional friendship with ourselves.” – Pema Chödrön
  48. “Self-care is allowing yourself to appreciate the moment for what it is, instead of wishing it was something else.” – Sharon Pearson
  49. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman
  50. “With every act of self-care your authentic self gets stronger, and the critical, fearful mind gets weaker. Every act of self-care is a powerful declaration: I am on my side, I am on my side, each day I am more and more on my own side.” – Susan Weiss Berry
  51. “If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.” – Wayne Dyer
  52. “If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself?” – Don Miguel Ruiz
  53. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn
  54. “Self-worth is so vital to your happiness. If you don’t feel good about yourself, it’s hard to feel good about anything else.” – Mandy Hale
  55. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis
  56. “Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” – Roy T. Bennett
  57. “When you are compassionate with yourself, you trust in your soul, which you let guide your life. Your soul knows the geography of your destiny better than you do.” – John O’Donohue
  58. “There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self” – Aldous Huxley
  59. “Self-care is so much more than a beauty regimen or an external thing you do. It has to start within your heart to know what you need to navigate your life. A pedicure doesn’t last, but meditating every day does.” – Carrie-Anne Moss
  60. “The true goal of self-improvement is not perfection, but to be better than we were before.” – Dougall Fraser
  61. “You aren’t doing “nothing” when you choose to put your wellbeing first. In fact, this is the key to having everything.” – Brittany Burgunder
  62. “A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.” – Andrew Matthews
  63. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey
  64. “An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.”
  65. “If you’re not taking care of yourself, you won’t be in the position to take care of others. Be selfish with yourself.”
  66. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Maya Angelou
  67. “Spend some quality family time. Make it a pajama day. Let yourself enjoy all the food. Listen to holiday music. Go see Christmas lights. Reflect on the year.”
  68. “If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” – Barbara De Angelis
  69. “When we self-regulate well, we are better able to control the trajectory of our emotional lives and resulting actions based on our values and sense of purpose” – Amy Leigh Mercree
  70. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, cares enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” – Jean Shinoda Bolen
  71. “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” – William Faulkner
  72. “Some days are going to be more of a struggle than others. That is okay and you need to forgive yourself in order to keep going—and growing.” – Sara Ahmed
  73. “No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” – Madonna
  74. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
  75. “Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.” – Bell Hooks
  76. “It’s more than a bath; it’s a transformative experience. You’re searching for buoyancy in the soul, and spring in your step.” – Amy Leigh Mercree
  77. “If you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.” – Dalai Lama
  78. “The value of self-care and self-love is often underestimated. It starts with you. You can’t give what you don’t have.” – Izey Victoria Odiase
  79. “Care for your psyche… know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves.” – Socrates
  80. “Your brain is like a computer, you have to refresh or it’s going to crash. I don’t [care] how great you are, you have to take a second.” – Missy Elliot
  81. “Self-care, I’m treatin’ me right, yeah/ Hell yeah/ We gonna be alright” – Mac Miller, Song: Self Care
  82. “It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self-love deficit.” – Eartha Kitt
  83. “Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.” – Akiroq Brost
  84. “Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourish you.” – Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy
  85. “Keep good company, read good books, love good things, and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can.” – Louisa May Alcott
  86. “The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.” – Diane Von Furstenberg
  87. “Self-care is not a luxury. Indeed not. It allows us to show up in this tumultuous world as the best versions of ourselves.”
  88. “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.” – Venus Williams
  89. “I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” – Abraham Lincoln
  90. “The most important progress and success can’t be seen. If you can validate yourself internally, then external validation becomes a byproduct.” – Brittany Burgunder
  91. “Self-care is the number one solution to helping somebody else. If you are being good to yourself and your body and your psyche, that serves other people better, because you will grow strong enough to lift someone else up.” – Mary Lambert
  92. “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” – Lao-Tzu
  93. “I woke up at 5 am, worked out, stretched, meditated, journaled, went for a walk, swam in the sea, showered skincare, ate my baked oats all before my 9 am lecture. Come for me I dare you.”
  94. “Inner peace beings the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” – Pema Chodron
  95. “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” – William S Burroughs
  96. “For once, you believed in yourself. you believed you were beautiful and so did the rest of the world.” – Sarah Dessen
  97. “Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as you see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” – Stacey Charter
  98. “My mother always says people should be able to take care of themselves, even if they’re rich and important.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett
  99. “To me, self-care isn’t really shallow. Showing up for yourself, putting on a little moisturizer, can inspire so many different parts of your life.” – Jonathan Van Ness
  100. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” – Brené Brown
  101. “I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.” – Kristen Neff
  102. “Though we all make mistakes, don’t handicap yourself in difficult tasks; self-sabotage is not a strategy. Sometimes all you need to do is protect yourself from your own self.” – Efrat Cybulkiewicz
  103. “To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” – Sandra Bierigac
  104. “When we give ourselves compassion, we are opening our hearts in a way that can transform our lives.” – Kristin Neff
  105. “Harmony begins within. If we are to influence the world around us, even in minor ways, the real work begins inside and emanates outwards.” – Gudjon Bergmann
  106. “Self-care is one of the active ways that I love myself. When you can and as you can, in ways that feel loving, make time and space for yourself.” – Tracee Ellis Ross
  107. “Self-care is taking all the pressures you are facing right now, and deciding to which you will respond, and how.” – Imani Shola
  108. “What you think of yourself in your mind is nobody’s business. Make it count.” – Majid Kazmi
  109. “By taking care of myself I have so much more to offer the world than I do when I am running on empty.” – Ali Washington
  110. “True self-care is no bath salts and chocolate cake, it’s making the choice to build a life you don’t need to escape from.” – Brianna Wiest
  111. “Choose, every day, to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed, and most of all worthy of love.” – Alison Malee
  112. “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” – Anna Quindlen
  113. “The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad
  114. “Be kind. Be patient. Be generous. Be accepting. Be all of these things to yourself. That is where it begins.”
  115. By speaking of ourselves in a positive and affirmative fashion and finding ways to eradicate self-hate, by speaking kindly about ourselves and around us, we can foster a sense of love and compassion powerful enough to restructure our society’s entire perspective of “body love.” – Jessamyn Stanley
  116. “Once you embrace your value, talents, and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” – Rob Liano
  117. “Self-care has become a new priority – the revelation that it’s perfectly permissible to listen to your body and do what it needs.” – Frances Ryan
  118. “Our soul is like a soft and gentle flower, it needs to be nurtured, cared for, tended to, with sufficient sunlight, fresh air, and freedom to bloom into its most precious and beautiful form. This, my friend, is self-love.” – Miya Yamanouchi
  119. “Caring for others is important, but Covid-19 taught us that sometimes, by caring for yourself, you’re caring for others, too.” – Becca Kaye
  120. “Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give, and nobody will care for you.” – Karl Lagerfeld
  121. “Don’t take your health for granted. Don’t take your body for granted. Do something today that communicates to your body that you desire to care for it. Tomorrow is not promised.” – Jada Pinkett Smith
  122. “I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally, it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.” – Queen Latifah
  123. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde
  124. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou
  125. “It really is ok for there to be times when you stop putting everyone else first, and just do what’s best for you.” – Tracey Leech
  126. “Man will never be stronger nor independent if he lives under the perpetual motivation of others.” – Toba Beta
  127. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” – Stephen Covey
  128. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  129. “I make it a point to practice self-care. I make an appointment with myself.” – Manisha Singal
  130. “Self-love for me means accepting who I am and dealing with the perceived flaws that I live with.”
  131. “To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life.” – Jill Bolte Taylor
  132. “For me, recovery and self-care are inextricably connected. My recovery from abuse, addiction, and a suicide attempt required dump truck loads of self-care.” – Steve Austin
  133. “If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear.” – Confucius
  134. “Shouting “self-care” at people who actually need “community care” is how we fail people.” – Nakita Valerio
  135. “People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.” – Dan Pearce
  136. “Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” – Christopher Germer
  137. “Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
  138. “Autumn Self-Care: Bake a pie. Take a nature walk. Take a cozy nap. Write a journal. Decorate pumpkins. Start a new hobby. Lit up a candle.”
  139. “When you take care of yourself, you’re a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better.” – Solange Knowles
  140. “Compassion is essential, but it’s not a substitute for self-expression, or self-respect, or self-compassion. Emotional self-care is also essential, but gently soothing our wounds does not replace communicating about them.” – Vironika Tugaleva
  141. “Self-care tip: While social media can be completely awesome, it’s also important to unplug every now and then.”
  142. “One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” – Bertrand Russell
  143. “Self-love is an ocean and your heart is a vessel. Make it full, and any excess will spill over into the lives of the people you hold dear. But you must come first.” – Beau Taplin
  144. “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” – Sophia Loren
  145. “Remember that this is YOUR LIFE, and nothing is more important than YOU.” – Miya Yamanouchi
  146. “When we care for ourselves as our very own beloved—with naps, healthy food, clean sheets, a lovely cup of tea— we can begin to give in wildly generous ways to the world, from abundance.” – Anne Lamott
  147. “Self-Care Tips For Anxiety: Identify and manage your worries. Engage in breathing exercises. Care for your physical health. Talk to someone you trust.”
  148. “Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” – Buddha
  149. “Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” – Billy Graham
  150. “Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts your life will start to change.”
  151. “Self-care at Christmas: It’s ok to pause; You are allowed to say no; Your best is totally enough; There is no such thing as perfect.”
  152. “Life is finite. (Duh.) Time is valuable. (Ditto.) And so am I. I’m valuable. I’m starting to treat myself as valuable.” – Louie Anderson
  153. “Do something every day that is loving toward your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your body.” – Golda Poretsky
  154. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway
  155. “Be kind to yourself, dear—to our innocent follies. Forget any sounds or touch you knew that did not help you dance. You will come to see that all evolves us.” – Rumi
  156. “Your finest work, your best movements, your joy, peace, and healing come when you love yourself.” – Melodie Beattie
  157. “I believe that self-care is a daily practice that should involve your interests, needs, and preferences. And it should have room to evolve with you over time.” – Portia Jackson-Preston
  158. “How we care for ourselves gives our brain messages that shape our self-worth so we must care for ourselves in every way, every day.” – Sam Owen
  159. “People who love themselves come across as very loving, generous and kind; they express their self-confidence through humility, forgiveness, and inclusiveness.” – Sanaya Roman
  160. “Take responsibility for your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.” – Roy T. Bennett
  161. “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” – Mandy Hale
  162. “When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs, and habits – anything that kept me small. My judgment called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.” – Kim McMillen
  163. “Don’t ever stray from yourself, in order to be close to someone that doesn’t have the courtesy to remind you of your worth or the integrity of a gentleman to walk you home.” – Shannon L. Alder
  164. “Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” – Edward Stanley
  165. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L. Hay
  166. “Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves.” – Nathaniel Branden
  167. “If you want to help her, you need to help yourself first. No one serves their friends by grinding themselves into dust on the altar of compassion.” – Seanan McGuire
  168. “The love and attention you always thought you wanted from someone else, is the love and attention you first need to give to yourself.”
  169. “Every morning, look in the mirror and affirm positive words into your life.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  170. “Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss
  171. “I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” – Audre Lorde, American writer, feminist, and civil rights activist
  172. “For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,” – Ephesians 5:29, (Bible Verse)
  173. “Respect, Love, and Value yourself. Always remember to be good to yourself by taking care of yourself. Make yourself a priority and know that it’s okay. Don’t feel guilty for loving yourself, first! You’re just as important as anybody else.” – Stephanie Lahart
  174. “Self-care is different for everyone. You don’t have to be vegan, yoga doing, meditation practicing, Buddhist. Self-care is simply making time for yourself to do the things that make your soul shine. Whatever those things are.”
  175. “To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” – Denis Waitley
  176. “When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.” – Confucius
  177. “Use the weekend to build the life you want instead of trying to escape the life you have. You’re not going to hit goals by getting drunk and partying every weekend. Work hard now so your future self will thank you.” – Elon Musk
  178. “Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer
  179. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” – Steve Maraboli
  180. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, but you also have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  181. “Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others.” – Bryant McGill
  182. “If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress, and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.” – George Burns
  183. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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