Self-care is not an indulgence, it’s a way of being. These 30 self-care quotes explain why.
While compassion and generosity keep the world afloat by prevailing over greed and hate, it is also crucial that you don’t lose yourself in the process. Devotion to others is noble. Devotion to one’s self is a necessity. You’ll only be more capable of love and respect if you have a sense of completeness from within. How else to do that than to nourish your body, mind, and soul with love and care you so rightfully deserve.
Here are 30 self-care quotes to read because too much of everything, even selflessness, become damaging in the long run. Your own needs and wants are valid. Don’t allow others’ criticisms to make you think otherwise. So, you do what you want and make yourself happy. It’s not selfish, it’s the only way to survive.
Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves. – Nathaniel Branden
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.
And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good. – John Steinbeck
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
No more martyring myself. – Sharon E. Rainey
Do something every day that is loving toward your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your body. – Golda Poretsky
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
Self-care is how you take your power back. – Lalah Delia
Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others. – Christopher Germer
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
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. – Oscar Wilde
Learning to treat ourselves lovingly may at first feel like a dangerous experiment. – Sharon Salzberg
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. – Jack Kornfield
Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners. – William Shakespeare
Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourish you. – Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy
The love and attention you always thought you wanted from someone else, is the love and attention you first need to give to yourself. – Bryant McGillns
Learning to love yourself is like learning to walk—essential, life-changing, and the only way to stand tall. – Vironika Tugaleva
It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary. – Mandy Hale
When we give ourselves compassion, we are opening our hearts in a way that can transform our lives. – Kristin Neff
The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself. – Steve Maraboli
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 McMilllen
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
Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. – Audre Lorde
One of the best ways you can fight discrimination is by taking good care of yourself. Your survival is not just important; it’s an act of revolution. – DaShanne Stokes
Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. – Eleanor Brownn
You are a VIP, a very important person so take care with self care. If not you, who? If not now, when? – Toni Hawkins
The only person you shouldn’t be able to live without is you. – Chris McGeown
There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. – Aldous Huxley
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. – Maya Angelou
Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. – Anne Lamott
Share these 30 Self-Care Quotes with friends and loved ones because regardless of how crazy life becomes, you should always love yourself.