20 Quotes to Inspire Self-Care

Nurturing your self is essential to looking after your wellbeing. Following are 20 quotes to inspire greater self-care.


20 Quotes to Inspire Self-Care –

  1. “Do something every day that is loving toward your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your body.” ~ Golda Poretsky
  2. “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 my self.” ~ Brian Andreas
  3. “There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  4. “Your breathing is your greatest friend. Return to it in all your troubles and you will find comfort and guidance.” ~ Unknown
  5. “The perfect man of old looked after himself first before looking to help others.” ~ Chuang Tzu
  6. “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.” ~ Caroline Myss and Peter Occhiogrosso
  7. “My mother always says people should be able to take care of themselves, even if they’re rich and important.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  8. “Being extremely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” ~ Sigmund Freud
  9. “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  10. “In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, 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. The point is to have a long-term perspective.” ~ Dalai Lama
  11. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  12. “Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” ~ Lucille Ball
  13. “Allow yourself to enjoy each happy moment in your life.” ~ Steve Maraboli
  14. “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” ~ Sophia Loren
  15. “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
  16. “Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners” ~ William Shakespeare
  17. “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
  18. “Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” ~ Edward Stanley
  19. “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
  20. “Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.” ~ Thomas Carlyle

Over to You…

Which was your favourite quote on self-care? Is there one that is not listed? If so, feel free to share it below in the comments section 🙂


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