50+ Self-care Quotes To Encourage You To Love Yourself


Self-care is an important tool to help you live a more positive lifestyle. Self-care is taking care of yourself so that you can be healthy and well so you can do your job, help and care for others, and achieve all the things you need to and want to accomplish in a day.

Self-care entails making time for activities that improve your overall quality of life and your physical and mental health. When it comes to your mental health, self-care can help you manage stress, reduce illness, improve your concentration, increase happiness in your day-to-day life, and increase your energy.

Right now, self-care is more important than ever. Self-care requires checking in with yourself and asking yourself how you’re doing and what your body’s asking for. Self-care can be as simple as going outside and enjoying nature or reading some of our motivational quotations.

To encourage you to think positively and understand why it’s crucial to take that extra time, we’ve put together a compilation of our favourite self-care quotes. These motivational quotes can encourage you to never give up if you need more reasons to take some time for yourself.

These motivational quotes can help you approach each day with a positive attitude and remember not to feel terrible if you need more alone time.

As Important As It Is To Have A Plan For Doing Work, It Is Perhaps More Important To Have A Plan For Rest, Relaxation, Self-Care, And Sleep.
50+ Self-Care Quotes To Encourage You To Love Yourself

As important as it is to have a plan for doing work, it is perhaps more important to have a plan for rest, relaxation, self-care, and sleep.

Akiroq Brost

Do Something Nice For Yourself Today. Find Some Quiet, Sit In Stillness, Breathe. Put Your Problems On Pause. You Deserve A Break.
50+ Self-Care Quotes To Encourage You To Love Yourself

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

Akiroq Brost

A Healthy Self-Love Means We Have No Compulsion To Justify To Ourselves Or Others Why We Take Vacations, Why We Sleep Late, Why We Buy New Shoes, Why We Spoil Ourselves From Time To Time. We Feel Comfortable Doing Things Which Add Quality And Beauty To Life.
50+ Self-Care Quotes To Encourage You To Love Yourself

A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.

Andrew Matthews

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.

Anna Quindlen

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.
50+ Self-Care Quotes To Encourage You To Love Yourself

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

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

Audre Lorde

Caring For Myself Is Not Self-Indulgent; Caring For Myself Is An Act Of Survival. 
50+ Self-Care Quotes To Encourage You To Love Yourself

Caring for myself is not self-indulgent; caring for myself is an act of survival. 

Audre Lorde

Self-care equals success. You’re going to be more successful if you take care of yourself and you’re healthy.

Beth Behrs

We are often so eager to support others, while our culture and even the conditions of our practices make it difficult to imagine or seek support for ourselves. We aren’t meant to carry suffering alone.

Bonnie Badenoch

There is the in-breath and there is the out-breath, and it’s easy to believe that we must exhale all the time, without ever inhaling. But the inhale is absolutely essential if you want to continue to exhale.

Brené Brown

The Love And Attention You Always Thought You Wanted From Someone Else, Is The Love And Attention You First Need To Give To Yourself.
50+ Self-Care Quotes To Encourage You To Love Yourself

The love and attention you always thought you wanted from someone else, is the love and attention you first need to give to yourself.

Bryant McGillns

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.


You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.


Self-Care Means Giving Yourself Permission To Pause.
50+ Self-Care Quotes To Encourage You To Love Yourself

Self-care means giving yourself permission to pause.

Cecilia Tran

If You Have The Ability To Love, Love Yourself First.
50+ Self-Care Quotes To Encourage You To Love Yourself

If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.

Charles Bukwoski

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

Christopher Germer

… 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.

Dalai Lama

People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.

Dan Pearce

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

Deborah Day

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

The Most Creative Act You Will Ever Undertake Is The Act Of Creating Yourself.
50+ Self-Care Quotes To Encourage You To Love Yourself

The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.

Deepak Chopra

We Need To Replace Your Vicious Stress Cycle With A Vicious Cycle Of Self-Care.
50+ Self-Care Quotes To Encourage You To Love Yourself

It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.

Diane Von Furstenberg

We need to replace your vicious stress cycle with a vicious cycle of self-care.

Dr. Sara Gottfried

Sometimes The Most Important Thing In A Whole Day Is The Rest We Take Between Two Deep Breaths.
50+ Self-Care Quotes To Encourage You To Love Yourself

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

Etty Hillesum

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

One person’s self-care isn’t necessarily another’s – there is going to be a lot of individuality.

Gail Saltz, M.D.

Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.

Hermann Hesse

Self-care is not a waste of time. Self-care makes your use of time more sustainable.

Jackie Viramontez

The challenge is not to be perfect — it is to be whole.

Jane Fonda

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

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

When I Loved Myself Enough, I Began Leaving Whatever Wasn't Healthy. This Meant People, Jobs, My Own Beliefs And Habits – Anything That Kept Me Small.  My Judgement Called It Disloyal. Now I See It As Self-Loving.
50+ Self-Care Quotes To Encourage You To Love Yourself

When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small.  My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.

Kim McMillen

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

L.R. Knost

Self-care is how you take your power back.

Lalah Delia

Everyone Thinks Of Changing The World, But No One Thinks Of Changing Himself
50+ Self-Care Quotes To Encourage You To Love Yourself

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

Leo Tolstoy

Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can.

Louisa May Alcott

Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

Lucille Ball

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

Mandy Hale

If we don’t take care of ourselves, if we don’t put on the oxygen mask first, we don’t have the capacity to help those people we care so much about. 

Megan McCormick

Self-care is your fuel … Whatever the road ahead or the path you’ve taken, self-care is what keeps your motor running and your wheels turning.

Melissa Steginus

To Be A Good Parent, You Need To Take Care Of Yourself So That You Can Have The Physical And Emotional Energy To Take Care Of Your Family.
50+ Self-Care Quotes To Encourage You To Love Yourself

To be a good parent, you need to take care of yourself so that you can have the physical and emotional energy to take care of your family.

Michelle Obama

Learning self-care is like building your own lifeboat, plank by plank. Once you’ve got your boat, you’ll still be rocked by the waves of life, but you’ll have a feeling of safety, and stability that means you can pick other people up on your way.

Nadia Narain

Acknowledge, accept, and honour that you deserve your own deepest compassion and love.

Nanette Mathews

Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves.

Nathaniel Branden

Breathe. Let Go. And Remind Yourself That This Very Moment Is The Only One You Know You Have For Sure.
50+ Self-Care Quotes To Encourage You To Love Yourself

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.

Oprah Winfrey

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Oscar Wilde

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

Self-love is the source of all our other loves.

Pierre Corneille

I believe that self-care is a daily practice that should involve your interests, needs and preferences. And it should have room to evolve with you over time. 

Portia Jackson-Preston

Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.

Princess Diana

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

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

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.


People Who Love Themselves Come Across As Very Loving, Generous And Kind; They Express Their Self-Confidence Through Humility, Forgiveness And Inclusiveness.
50+ Self-Care Quotes To Encourage You To Love Yourself

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

Sanaya Roman

One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.

Shannon L. Alder

Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.

Stephen Covey

Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself.

Tyra Banks

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

Vironika Tugaleva

If You Don’t Love Yourself, Nobody Will. Not Only That, You Won’t Be Good At Loving Anyone Else. Loving Starts With The Self.
50+ Self-Care Quotes To Encourage You To Love Yourself

If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.

Wayne Dyer