250+ Self Care Quotes To Inspire You To Rest and Recharge

Even with the widespread awareness about mental health and the importance of taking time for yourself to unwind and recharge, so many of us fail to prioritize self care. 

There’s always something that we manage to put before our own needs. In the long term, this costs us in terms of our mental or physical health.

Need some inspiration to start prioritising self care, self love and self compassion? Here are some self care quotes that will re-affirm that spending time caring for yourself isn’t a luxury. You need to make time for it and treat it like a task on your daily do list. 

And no, self care isn’t a reward to give yourself when you achieve something. You deserve it every single day of your life. 

Quotes About Self Care

  1. 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
  2. “Learning to love yourself is like learning to walk—essential, life-changing, and the only way to stand tall.” ― Vironika Tugaleva
  3. “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
  4. “The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” ― C. JoyBell C.
  5. “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
  6. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”  -Audre Lorde.
  7. “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 others. Anytime we can 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 Palmer
  8. “My mother always says people should be able to take care of themselves, even if they’re rich and important.” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett
  9. “Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.” ― Akiroq Brost
  10. “I make it a point to practice self-care. I make an appointment with myself.” —Manisha Singal
  11. “The care, therefore, of every man’s soul belongs unto himself.” –  Thomas Jefferson
  12. “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 LAMOT
  13. “You can’t really be present for the people in your life if you aren’t taking care of yourself.” —Kerry Washington.
  14. “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
  15. “Mind. Body. Soul. These are the three things self-care is all about.”“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” —Kathy Sledge
  16. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn
  17. “How do you define ‘taking care of yourself’? Create a new self-care practice today. Observe your comfort level when it comes to being good to yourself.Discomfort is a wise teacher.” – Unknown
  18. “Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.”  – Christopher Germer
  19. “Sit sometimes with yourself so that you can find out your mistakes and deeds.” – Unknown
  20. “We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” —Carlos Castaneda
  21. “You can’t really be present for the people in your life if you aren’t taking care of yourself.” —Kerry Washington

Inspiring Self Care Quotes

22.“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

23.“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others. ” – Christopher Germer

24.“I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” – Madonna

25.“Practice self-rescue first before you ‘help’ someone else” – Maureen Joyce Connolly

26.“Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts your life will start to change.” – Unknown

27.“In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.” – Andrea Dykstra

28. “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 Hanh

29. “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.” – The Artidote

30. “I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” ― Audre Lorde

31. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn

Take Time For Yourself Self Care Quotes

32. “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

33. “When we give ourselves compassion, we are opening our hearts in a way that can transform our lives.” – Kristin Neff

34. “Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.” – Pema Chodron

35. “You aren’t doing “nothing” when you choose to put your wellbeing first. In fact, this is the key to having everything.” – Brittany Burgunder

36. “Find what makes your heart sing and create your own music.” – Mac Anderson

37. “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

38.“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. ” – Oscar Wilde

39. “Learning to love yourself is like learning to walk—essential, life-changing, and the only way to stand tall.” ― Vironika Tugaleva

40. “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” ― Mandy Hale

41. “The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” – C. JoyBell C

42. “An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.” – Unknown

43. “Be you, love you. All ways, always.” – Unknown

44. “Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.” ― Akiroq Brost

45. “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

46. “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

47. “Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others. ” ― Christopher Germer

48. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” ― Lalah Delia

49. “I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” – Madonna Ciccone 

50. “Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day and the rest will fall into place.” – Unknown

51. “My mother always says people should be able to take care of themselves, even if they’re rich and important.” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett

52. “Practice self-rescue first before you ‘help’ someone else” ― Maureen Joyce Connolly

53. “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

54. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ― Jack Kornfield

55. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself. ” – Steve Maraboli

56. “When we give ourselves compassion, we are opening our hearts in a way that can transform our lives.” – Kristin Neff

57. “Do something every day that is loving toward your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your body.” ― Golda Poretsky

58. “You aren’t doing “nothing” when you choose to put your wellbeing first. In fact, this is the key to having everything.” – Brittany Burgunder

59. “When you can’t find your purpose in a day, make it to look after yourself.” ― Dodie Clark

60. “Find what makes your heart sing and create your own music.” – Mac Anderson

Self Care Quotes On Why You Need To Nurture Yourself.

61. “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

62. “When the body forces you to STOP it’s saying, hey buddy, you’ve gone too far.” ― Jacqueline Escolme

63. “Taking care of myself doesn’t mean ‘me first.’ It means ‘me, too.” ― L.R. Knost

64. “Take the time today to love yourself. You deserve it.”  ― Avina Celeste

65. “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

66. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. ” – Jean Shinoda Bolen

67. “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ― Anna Quindlen

68. “You owe yourself the love that you so freely give others.” – Unknown

69. “Your subconscious mind is paying attention to how you treat yourself.” ― Sam Owen

70. “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 

Motivational Quotes About Self Care

71. “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 J. Palmer

72. “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” – Unknown

73. “For us to feel good emotionally, we have to look after ourselves.” ― Sam Owen

74. “The only person you shouldn’t be able to live without is you.” – Chris McGeown

75. “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

76. “Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” —Etty Hillesum

77. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” ― Stephen R. Covey

78. “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” – Johnny Depp

79. “If we truly loved ourselves, we’d never harm another. That is a truly revolutionary, celebratory mode of self-care.” – Sharon Salzberg

80. “Take time to do what makes your soul happy.” – Unknown

81. “A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms” – Zen Shin

82. “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

83. “Self care is never selfish, but it may feel that way when you live a frenzied life.” ― Arthur P. Ciaramicoli

84. “Self care is giving the world the best of you instead of what’s left of you.” – Unknown

85. “The thing that is really hard and really amazing is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” – Unknown

86. “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

87. “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.” – Unknown

88. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” ― Oprah Winfrey

89. “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

90. “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”  ― Sophia Loren

91. 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

92. “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” – Brené Brown 

93. “Self-discipline is self-caring.” – Unknown

94. “If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” – Doug Larson

95. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” ― Stephen R. Covey

96. “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

97. “How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em.” – Shel Silverstein 

98. 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 judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.”― Kim McMillen

99. “The challenge is not to be perfect…it’s to be whole”― Jane Fonda

100. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha 

101. “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” – Dolly Parton

102. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” – Shannon L. Alder

103. “One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” -Bertrand Russell

104. “Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” ― Christopher Germer

105. “Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourish you.”  – Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

106. “Allow yourself to enjoy each happy moment in your life.” ― Steve Maraboli

107. “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

108. “Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” – Edward Stanley

Self Care Quotes To Make You Feel Strong

109. “Maybe if we love ourselves healthy we will all heal?” ― Nikki Rowe

110.“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

111. “Every morning, look in the mirror and affirm positive words into your life.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

112. “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

113. “Carve out and claim the time to care for yourself and kindle your own fire.” ― Amy Ippoliti

114. “Do something every day that is loving toward your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your body.” ― Golda Poretsky

Self Care Quotes To Change Your Perspective

115. “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 Hanh

116. “When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” —Paulo Coelho

117. “What you think of yourself in your mind is nobody’s business. Make it count.” – Majid Kazmi

118. “Man will never be stronger nor independent if he lives under perpetual motivation of others.” – Unknown

119. “The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” – Robert Hand

120. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott 

Self Care Quotes To Broaden Your Mind

121. “It is not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.” – Unknown

122. “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

123. “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

124. “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

125. “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

126. “Self-care is allowing yourself to appreciate the moment for what it is, instead of wishing it was something else.” ― Sharon Pearson

127. “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

128. “Choose, every day, to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed, and most of all worthy of love.” — Alison Malee

129. “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 judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.”  – Kim McMilllen

130. “Life’s too short to spend it at war with yourself.” – Unknown

Self Care Quotes To Empower You

131. “Be enough for yourself first, the rest of the world can wait.”  – Unknown

132. “Self love is asking yourself what you need – everyday – and then making sure you receive it.”  – Unknown

133. “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

134. “Self-care is taking all the pressures you are facing right now, and deciding to which you will respond, and how.”

135. “If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.” – Banksy

136. “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

137. “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

138. “Inner peace beings the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.”  – Pema Chodron

139. “Self-Care equals success.”  – Dixie L. Nichols

140. “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

141. “Take time for self. It is a source of empowerment.” – Dixie L. Nichols

Self Care Quotes To Change The Way You Think

142. “People who love themselves come across as very loving, generous and kind; they express their self-confidence through humility, forgiveness and inclusiveness.” – Sanaya Roman

143. “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” – John Steinbeck

144. “Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” – Buddha

145. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou

146. “It’s pretty simple. Smile more than you frown. Listen more than you speak. Believe more than you doubt. Shower more than you not shower.” – Hallmark staff 

147. “Taking care of yourself isn’t about trying to become perfect. It’s about realizing and honouring, in every moment, that you already are.” – Vironika Tugaleva

148. “If you think taking care of yourself is selfish, change your mind. If you don’t, you’re simply ducking your responsibilities.” – Ann Richards

149. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” – Jean Shinoda Bolen

150. “I am confident that nobody will accuse me of selfishness if I ask to spend time, while I am still in good health, with my family, my friends and also with myself.” – Nelson Mandela

151. “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” – Benjamin Franklin

152. “Self-care sometimes is doing the things that will make your next 2 hours difficult, but your next 10 years easier.” – Unknown

153. “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.” – Unknown

154. “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

155. “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

156. “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

Self Care Quotes That Will Inspire You To Pause and Rest

157. “We need to replace your vicious stress cycle with a vicious cycle of self-care.” ― Dr.Sara Gottfried

158. “If you don’t love yourself, how the hell you gon’ love somebody else?” – Unknown

159. “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

160. “Talk to yourself as you would to someone you love.” – Brené Brown.

161. “Enjoying some “me” time doesn’t make you selfish — it’s simply necessary. Everything needs tending to in order to function properly, and that includes you as well.” – Unknown

162. “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 Brownn 

163. “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

164. “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 

165. “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

166. “It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.” – Unknown

167. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” – Jean Shinoda Bolen: 

168. “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 

169. “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

170. “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

171. “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

172. “Self-care is not a waste of time; self-care makes your use of time more sustainable.” – Jackie Viramontez

173. “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.” – Buddha

174. “What they call you is one thing. What you answer to is something else.” – Lucille Clifton

175. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn 

176. “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” – Burroughs

Self Care Quotes To Help You Destress Mind and Body

177. “Give your stress wings, and let it fly away. ” ~Terri Guillemets

178. “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

179. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” – Shannon L. Alder

180. “Don’t forget to appreciate yourself.” ― Debasish Mridha

181. “The Universe will never require you to set yourself on fire to provide heat for others.” — Clyde Lee Dennis

182. “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

183. “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” – Anna Quindlen

184. “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

185. “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 Marques

186. “I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.” – Joyce Meyer

187. “Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.” – Unknown

188. “The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs.” – Shannon L. Alder 

Self Care Quotes and Sayings To Motivate You

189. “You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.” – Unknown

190. “Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.” – William Shakespeare.

191. “Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” — Ovid 

192. “Saying no can be the ultimate self-care.” – Claudia Black

193. “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

194. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” – Steve Maraboli 

195. “Even when we can’t control the situation around us, we can always choose where we are directing our attention.” – Tânia Moreira

196. “Self-care is giving the world the best of you, not what’s left of you.” – Katie Reed

197. “Saying ‘no’ can be the best form of self-care.” – Unknown

198. “Take a deep breath and give yourself permission to step back from everything that is making you feel anxious.”  – Jade Marie

199. “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

Emotional Self-Care Quotes

200. “Allow yourself to enjoy each happy moment in your life.” – Steve Maraboli

201. “The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” – C. JoyBell

202. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” – Lalah Delia

203. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” – Jean Shinoda Bolen

204. “Everybody is different, and every body is different.” – Beverly Diehl

205. “People who love themselves come across as very loving, generous, and kind; they express their self-confidence through humility, forgiveness, and inclusiveness.”  – Sanaya Roman

206. “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

207. “You are a VIP, a very important person so take care with self-care. If not you, who? If not now, when?” — Toni Hawkins

208. “Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves.”  – Nathaniel Branden 

209. “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.

Self Care Quotes For Moms and Women

210.“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

211.“Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.” – Lalah Delia

212.“Take time off. The world will not fall apart without you.” – Malebo Sephodi

Self Care Quotes About Your Body, Stress and Relaxing

213. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” –  Ralph Waldo Emerson

214. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott 

215. “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” – Harris Quotes

216. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – LOUISE L. HAY

217. “Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can.” – Louisa May Alcott

218. “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

219. “Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.” – Roderigo

220. “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. – Andrew Matthews

221. “Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” – Edward Stanley

222. “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

223. “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

224. “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.” – Unknown

225. “Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” – Ovid

Focus on Yourself First to Better Help Others Quotes

226. “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

227. “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

228. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

229. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn

230. “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 

231. “Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.”  — Andre Gide.

232. “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.

233. “The perfect man of old looked after himself first before looking to help others.” – Zhuangzi

234. “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

235. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Buddha

236. “Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” – Rob Liano

237. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

238. “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 Brownn

Quotes About The Importance of Loving Yourself

239. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

240. “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” – Maxwell Maltz

241. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” – Brené Brown

242. “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.” – Fake Lao Tzu 

243. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” – Charles Bukowski

244. “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.” – Unknown

245. “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

246. “To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” – Denis Waitley

247. “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 

248. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain

249. “People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.” -Dan Pearce.

250. ”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

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