Self-care is not a nice-to-have but the backbone of healthy living. Here are 25 self-care quotes that will inspire you to commit to living your best life.
You can’t be physically, mentally or emotionally healthy if you don’t take responsibility for your own well-being.
Self-care may sound like an excuse to be selfish, but it’s not. It’s indicative of your sense of self-worth.
Your physician, therapist and other healthcare practitioners play an important role in your overall self-care plan but the sole responsibility can’t be on them. It’s up to you to build your self-care routine and incorporate strategies that contribute to your ability to feel and live well.
Develop a Healthy Self-Care Routine
Managing your wellness can be confusing and overwhelming, our simply yet holistic guide to self-care can help.
To inspire your healthy living journey, here are 25 self-care quotes that will motivate you to take control of your well-being and live your best life.
It’s easy to feel temporarily motivated from inspirational words then totally forget the essence of what you just took in.
As you explore the quotes don’t just gloss over them but reflect on the underlying messages and how you can apply them to your life.
We recommend selecting 2-3 that especially resonate and adding them to your self-care journal so you can revisit them whenever needed.
Self-care is not an expense, it’s an investment.MINIMALISM
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.JACK KORNFIELD
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.MAHATMA GANDHI
Happiness is the highest form of health.DALAI LAMA
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
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.HENRY DAVID THOREAU
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.MARK TWAIN
Self-care is …MINIMALISM
Self-care is how you take your power back.LALAH DELIA
I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health.VOLTAIRE
Do whatever you want to do so long as you do no harm.MINIMALISM
Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude.THICH NHAT HANH
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
Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
The really important thing is not to live, but to live well.SOCRATES
If you aren’t taking care of yourself first, how can you be in a position to take care of anyone else?MINIMALISM
May you live everyday of your life.JONATHAN SWIFT
In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible.MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO
Be you, love you. All ways, always.ALEXANDRA ELLE
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
The greatest wealth is health.VIRGIL
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.BUDDHA
To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.OSCAR WILDE
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.RALPH WALDO EMERSON
I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.AUDRE LORDE
Self-Care Resources + Journal Prompts
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