May 14

19 Self-Care Quotes To Inspire Your Life


Investing in self-care is one of the most important things you could do with your life.

So, in this blog post, I want to share with you 19 self-care quotes that will inspire you to start devoting more time to your self-care immediately.

Drawn from various authors and public figures, these self-care quotes are bound to motivate you to spend as much time on self-care as possible.

For your convenience, I’ve broken up these self-care quotes into 5 categories:

  1. Quotes About The Importance of Self-Care
  2. Simple Thoughts On Self-Care
  3. Self-Care and Self-Compassion
  4. Self-Care and Self-Value
  5. Emotional Self-Care Quotes

I hope you enjoy!

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The Importance of Self-Care

The Importance of Self-Care
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation…” – Audre Lore, American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist.
“Self-care is not an expense, it’s an investment.” – Origin Unknown
“True self-care is not bath salts and chocolate cake. It’s making the choice to build a life you don’t need to escape from.” – Brianna West, American writer, editor, author and speaker.
“Self-care is not selfish. It’s self-respect.” – Origin Unknown

Simple Thoughts On Self-Care

Simple Thoughts On Self-Care
“Get into the habit of asking yourself, ‘does this support the life I’m trying to create?’.” – Origin Unknown
“Put your oxygen mask on first.” – Airline Safety Briefing
“You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” – Origin Unknown

Self-Care and Self-Compassion

“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” – Brené Brown, professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host.
“We can’t practice compassion with other people if we can’t treat ourselves kindly.” – Origin Unknown
“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” – Stephen R. Covey, American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker.

Self-Care and Self-Value

“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, German creative director, fashion designer, artist, photographer, and caricaturist.
“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, American author, professor, feminist, and social activist (Gloria Jean Watkins).
“The more we value things, the less we value ourselves.” – Bruce Lee, Hong Kong American actor, director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, and philosopher.
“I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side.” – Maya Angelou, American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist.
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain, American writer, humourist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.

Emotional Self-Care Quotes

Emotional Self-Care
“Love is a combination of care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect and trust.” – Bell Hooks, American author, professor, feminist, and social activist (Gloria Jean Watkins).
“If you feel burnout setting in, if you feel demoralised and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.” – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady, American political figure, diplomat and activist.
“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” – William S. Burroughs, American writer and visual artist.

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this post on self-care quotes.

If any of the quotes really resonated with you, I highly recommend saving it somewhere to take with you.

That way, whenever you need a reminder to value your own self-care, it will always be there.

If you have any questions or comments, then definitely make sure that you leave them in the comment section below.

Also, if you’re interested in receiving coaching to start creating more confidence in your life, then make sure you check out the Confidence Coaching page to get in contact.

Or, you can always contact me on the LTUK Facebook page too.

Once again, though, I hope you found this article useful and I look forward to having you back on Life Transformation UK very soon!


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