“If your compassion does not include yourself it is incomplete.” Jack Kornfield
Being caught up in negative self talk and limiting beliefs holds us back from living our full potential, and keeps us from living authentically with peace and joy. These are the best self-care inspirational quotes to inspire and motivate you during your practice and support you in keeping self-care a priority in your daily life.
How to use these quotes:
• Read at least one quote every day. A good time is during your morning or evening routine.
• Write them out on post-it notes and place them in both common places (bathroom mirror) but also some less common places such as inside a cabinet for an uplifting surprise.
• Type them up, add a favorite graphic or design and print to use as inspirational wall art.
• Make a practice of sending inspirational quotes to your children as a mood booster for them.
The Best Self-Care Inspirational Quotes
“Breathe. Let Go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” Oprah Winfrey
“Allow yourself to enjoy each happy moment in your life.”– Steve Maraboli
“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”– John Steinbeck
““The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.”– C. JoyBell
“Self-care is how you take your power back.”– Lalah Delia
“Take time to do what makes your soul happy.”– Unknown
“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”– Unknown
“An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.”– Unknown
“Everybody is different, and every body is different.” – Beverly Diehl
“You owe yourself the love you so freely give to others.” – Unknown
“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” – Brene Brown
“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
“Take the time today to love yourself. You deserve it.”– Avina Celeste
“Carve out and claim time to care for yourself and kindle your own fire.” – Amy Ippoliti
“You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” – Unknown
More of the Best Self-Care Inspirational Quotes
“Self-care is a deliberate choice to gift yourself with people, places, things, events, and opportunities that recharge our personal battery and promote whole health—body, mind, and spirit.”– Laurie Buchanan, PhD
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Maya Angelou
“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde
“Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.” ― Pema Chodron
“Find what makes your heart sing and create your own music.” – Mac Anderson
“There is enough time for self-care. There is not enough time to make up for the life you’ll miss by not filling yourself up.” — Jennifer Williamson
“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” – Anna Quindlen
“I always give myself Sundays as a spiritual base of renewal—a day when I do absolutely nothing. I sit in my jammies or take a walk, and I allow myself time to BE—capital B-E—with myself.” – Oprah Winfrey
“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.” – Parker Palmer
“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
“You can’t take care of anyone else unless you first take care of yourself.”― Michael Hyatt
“I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.” – Joyce Meyer
“Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.” — Katie Reed
“When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” — Paulo Coelho
Stepping out of the busyness, stopping our endless pursuit of getting somewhere else, is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spirit.” – Tara Brach
“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” – Etty Hillesum
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” — Stephen Covey
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. ” Thich Nhat Hanh
Let me know below in the comments which is your favorite quote and don’t forget to check out the inexpensive Self-Care Products Under $20 post.