Self-care is one of those things that is essential but we often don't take enough time for (or feel we don't have the time for).
But taking care of yourself, your body, health and mental well-being is so important to not just feel better but also to perform better in the long run and to be able to help others better.
And to keep going and not give up until you reach your goals and dreams.
So I've put together a collection of the 71 best self care quotes I've found.
I hope they will help and inspire you to more consistently take some time for yourself and for what you deep down need.
Inspiring Self Care Quotes
“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.”
“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.”
“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”
“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.”
“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”
“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
“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”
“Self-discipline is self-caring.”
M. Scott Peck
“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.”
“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”
“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.”
“How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em.”
“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…