99+ Best Self Care Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Inspirational self care quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

If you’re searching for best happy quotes and encouraging beauty quotes that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of top cool quotes, inspiring freedom quotes and popular peace quotes.

Famous Self Care Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our bodies are our garden to which our wills are gardeners. William Shakespeare

Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves. Princess Diana

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

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Inspirational Self Care Quotes

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

Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

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

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. Mark Twain

Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself. Hermann Hesse

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. Sir Edmund Hillary

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

We turn not older with years but newer every day. Emily Dickinson

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

Grab a coffee. Journal your intentions. Get to work. Create miracles. Elyse Santilli

To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections. Sandra Bierig

There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self Aldous Huxley

Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity. Katrina Mayer

Self-care means considering yourself a worthwhile person and presenting yourself as valuable, capable, and deserving. In other words, self-care seeks to redress an imbalance that develops when you don’t take proper care of yourself, whether by inattention or by choice. Arin Murphy-Hiscock

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. Malcolm S. Forbes

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face. Helen Keller

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

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep, loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. Coco Chanel

Self-care is your fuel … Whatever the road ahead or the path you’ve taken, self-care is what keeps your motor running and your wheels turning. Melissa Steginus

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths. Etty Hillesum

The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein

Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it. Tina Fey

You have to believe in yourself when no one else does-that makes you a winner right there. Venus Williams

Positive Self Care Quotes

You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level. Eckhart Tolle

Part of courage is simple consistency. Peggy Noonan

When I am constantly running there is no time for being. When there is no time for being there is no time for listening. Madeleine L’Engle

Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it. Tina Fey

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

Nothing external to you has any power over you. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners. William Shakespeare

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. Dolly Parton

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

If you want to live an authentic, meaningful life, you need to master the art of disappointing and upsetting others, hurting feelings, and living with the reality that some people just won’t like you. It may not be easy, but it’s essential if you want your life to reflect your deepest desires, values, and needs. Cheryl Richardson

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

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

You are magnificent beyond measure, perfect in your imperfections, and wonderfully made. Abiola Abrams

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. Maya Angelou

Dedicating some time to meditation is a meaningful expression of caring for yourself that can help you move through the mire of feeling unworthy of recovery. As your mind grows quieter and more spacious, you can begin to see self-defeating thought patterns for what they are, and open up to other, more positive options. Sharon Salzberg

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

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

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. Oscar Wilde

This revolutionary act of treating ourselves tenderly can begin to undo the aversive messages of a lifetime. Tara Brach

Self-care means giving yourself permission to pause. Cecilia Tran

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

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

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

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. Audre Lorde

Self-care doesn’t necessarily mean jogging! Sandra Oh

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

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. Audre Lorde

The most important investment you can make is in yourself. Very few people get anything like their potential horsepower translated into the actual horsepower of their output in life. Potential exceeds realization for many people … The best asset is your own self. You can become to an enormous degree the person you want to be. Warren Buffett

There is a part of Wonder Woman inside me and inside every woman, kind of that secret self that women share. We are all caretakers, giving birth, caring for our children and companions and loved ones. Lynda Carter

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy

You wash your hands when you shake a bunch of hands. You have to wash your energy when you’re around people. It’s hard for me to say self-care is washing, although I think it is. So I made music for self-care. That’s what it’s for. India Arie

Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent. Billy Graham

I really built myself up, darn it, to be very strong. Barbara Bush

Honestly, self-care is not fluffy. It’s something we should take seriously. Kris Carr

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. Martin Luther King Jr.

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. Nora Ephron

Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself. Tyra Banks

Forgiveness isn’t just the absence of anger. I think it’s also the presence of self-love, when you actually begin to value yourself. Tara Westover

If you’re facing a problem, don’t tell yourself that you can’t do it. Convince yourself that you have the strength to deal with almost anything because of the way you were raised. And you do! Recognizing your core strengths is an important step toward having joie de vivre. You can count on better days to come because of the good days that came before. And you can find joy in the moment because you have the resiliency to overcome the problems that may be hanging over you. Ruth K. Westheimer

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life. Joel Osteen

Self-care is the non-negotiable. That’s the thing that you have to do. And beauty is the thing that can be the benefit of the self-care. Beauty is not the point. Beauty is just a cute side-effect from self-care. Jonathan Van Ness

Self-Care Captions for Instagram

I am not selfish, I’m just thinking about myself.

You gotta nourish to flourish

Self-care is a priority and necessity.

I am enough. What I do is enough. And what I have is enough.

Be gentle to yourself because you are the better version of yourself.

Self-care is not self-indulgence. Self-care is self-respect.

Self-care is how you treat yourself.

Fall in love with caring for yourself. Mind, body, and spirit.

I’m the best enough for myself.

Self-care is a divine responsibility.

Allow yourself to enjoy each and every moment.

Be kinder to yourself and then let your kindness flood the world.

Your mental health is a priority.

Love yourself.

It is important to take time for yourself and find peace.

Find your own worth in this world.

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