107+ Self Care Quotes to Inspire to Take Care of Yourself

These positive self-care quotes will change how you see the world and will really get you thinking in a way you may not have thought about before.

What are the benefits of reading some powerful self-care quotes? As we go through each day, there are many ups and downs. We all need a little wisdom to remember what really matters and possibly change our perspectives.

Inspirational self-care quotes have made an insightful positive impact in my life and I’m sure they will make a difference in yours as well. These beautiful self-care quotes will open up your mind to see situations in your life with more clarity and understanding.

Best Self Care Quotes

When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself. Paulo Coehlo

Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down. Roy T. Bennett

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. Edward Stanley

The best health care plan is a self-care plan. Nina Leavins

I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival. Audre Lorde

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

Taking care of yourself isn’t about trying to become perfect. It’s about realizing and honoring, in every moment, that you already are. Vironika Tugaleva

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If you think taking care of yourself is selfish, change your mind. If you don’t, you’re simply ducking your responsibilities. Ann Richards

You aren’t doing nothing when you choose to put your wellbeing first. In fact, this is the key to having everything. Brittany Burgunder

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths. Etty Hillesum

Keep taking time for yourself until you are you again. Lalah Delia

Find what makes your heart sing and create your own music. Mac Anderson

Do something every day that is loving toward your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your body. Golda Poretsky

Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts… good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don’t hurt. They’re not painful. Michelle Obama

When we give ourselves compassion, we are opening our hearts in a way that can transform our lives. Kristin Neff

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

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

Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical. Sophia Loren

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

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

When the body forces you to STOP it’s saying, hey buddy, you’ve gone too far. Jacqueline Escolme

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

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

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.

Learning to love yourself is like learning to walk essential, life-changing, and the only way to stand tall. Vironika Tugaleva

People who love themselves come across as very loving, generous, and kind; they express their self-confidence through humility, forgiveness, and inclusiveness. Sanaya Roman

I believe more in looking after yourself than in doing make-up. So if it’s skin care versus make-up or taking care of your inner body instead of just looking good, choose the former. You will end up looking good in whatever you wear. Rhea Chakraborty

Positive Self Care Quotes

An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly. Unknown

Taking care of myself doesn’t mean ‘me first.’ It means ‘me, too. L.R. Knost

You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside. Wayne Dyer

Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept. Anna Taylor

My brain and my heart are really important to me, I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth. I go to the dentist. So why wouldn’t I go to a shrink? Kerry Washington

Beauty is only temporary, but your mind lasts you a lifetime, Alicia Machado

I like my skin best when it’s clean and glowy, and that comes from sleep, hydration, and happiness. Tracee Ellis Ross

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

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I’m a big believer in that if you focus on good skincare, you really won’t need a lot of make-up. Demi Moore

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

Life should be touched, not strangled. Let it happen at times and at others move forward with it. Ray Bradbury

Sometimes self-care is exercising and eating right. Sometimes it’s spending time with loved ones or taking a nap. And sometimes it’s watching an entire series of television in one weekend while you lounge around in your pyjamas. Whatever soothes your soul.”

Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action. Walter Anderson

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 myself. Brian Andreas

Self-care is not a luxury. Indeed not. It allows us to show up in this tumultuous world as the best versions of ourselves.”

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

Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. Eleanor Brownn

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. Eleanor Roosevelt

Embrace the glorious mess that you are. Elizabeth Gilbert

Self-care is so much more than a beauty regimen or an external thing you do. It has to start within your heart to know what you need to navigate your life. A pedicure doesn’t last, but meditating every day does. Carrie-Anne Moss

The only person you shouldn’t be able to live without is you. Chris McGeown

Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness. Deborah Day

If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear.  Confucius

Self-care is how you take your power back. Lalah Delia

I need to see my own beauty and to continue to be reminded that I am enough, that I am worthy of love without effort, that I am beautiful, that the texture of my hair and that the shape of my curves, the size of my lips, the color of my skin, and the feelings that I have are all worthy and okay. Tracee Ellis Ross

Perfection is found in accepting your imperfections. Bridgett Devoue

Look after yourself from within, and your beauty will shine through on your skin. Shanina Shaik

Inspirational Self Care Quotes

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. Thich Nhat Hanh

Be the love you always hoped for. Juansen Dizon

No more martyring myself. Sharon E. Rainey

Every morning, look in the mirror and affirm positive words into your life. Lailah Gifty Akita

Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.  Christopher Germer

People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way.  Amy Poehler

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

The challenge is not to be perfect  it is to be whole. Jane Fonda

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

Don’t let hollow heroes distract you from saving yourself. Nikki Rowe

Beauty real everlasting beauty lives not on our faces, but in our attitude and our actions. It lives in what we do for ourselves and for others. Justina Chen

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

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Beauty is being comfortable and confident in your own skin. Iman

Be you, love you. All ways, always. Alexandra Elle

Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day and the rest will fall into place. Unknown

Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it. Ray Bradbury

The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore. C. JoyBell

Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others. Bryant McGill

I love you but I got to love me more. Peggi Speers

Self-care has become a new priority the revelation that it’s perfectly permissible to listen to your body and do what it needs. Frances Ryan

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

Doing nothing has become one of the lost luxuries in these hectic times. But doing nothing, even for five minutes, can be rejuvenating. Go for it: You unplugged. Joan Marques

I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you. Joyce Meyer

Short Self Care Quotes

Sit Quit sometimes. It is okay to be silent mode.

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

No answer is the best answer for some questions.

Self-care is like caring for the entire people dependent on you.

Yes, I’m selfish, I think for myself. I take care of myself.

Sunday, the day for the language of leisure.

You are not an ordinary person so don’t take yourself granted.

Loving our body can never be a betrayal.

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Odd things are unique just like me.

When trouble comes, focus on God’s ability to care for you.

Be like a diamond, hard and strong.

Self-care means giving yourself permission to pause.

Choose a destination for yourself. Start walking towards it and achieve it.

Self-care is the best care – beyond all doubt.

My first relationship is with myself.

Never deprive yourself of the things you need.

I come first in my thoughts.

Giving yourself time is worth every moment.

It’s not my job to be everything to everyone.

Healing isn’t just on the surface.

My job only is to keep myself happy.

Feel yourself to be a necessity, not a luxury.

The more you think the more you’ll stay sad.

What’s wrong to think to yourself, sometimes.

You just cannot have too much self-care.

Stay positive, stay cool, stay happy. That’s all I want right now.

Be more compassionate about yourself.

Those who think that you are selfie then, let them think.

Self-care helps you flourish better.