14 Quotes About Self Care That Will Change Your Mindset

14 Quotes About Self Care That Will Change Your Mindset

Self care quotes and physical reminders are important tools for recognizing that self care is not selfish, self care is necessary to keep your body and your soul alive and well. Self care is more than taking care of your body, it’s taking care of your mind, your emotions and every part of yourself. Taking time to nurture yourself is critical for your well-being, and it’s hard to take care of others close to you if you do not first care for yourself. Taking care of yourself is not a sign of weakness, but a sign that you have the inner-strength to give your body what it needs to feel nourished, loved and cared for. We gathered 14 of our favorite self-care quotes to inspire you to care for yourself, because you can never have too much self care!

“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
“It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there’s nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized.”
-- Wayne Dyer
“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
“Our bodies are our garden to which our wills are gardeners.”
-- William Shakespeare
“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
“To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life.”
-- Jill Bolte Taylor
“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
“There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self”
-- Aldous Huxley
“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
“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”
-- Etty Hillesum
“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.”
-- Mandy Hale
“When we self-regulate well, we are better able to control the trajectory of our emotional lives and resulting actions based on our values and sense of purpose”
-- Amy Leigh Mercree
“How we care for ourselves gives our brain messages that shape our self-worth so we must care for ourselves in every way, every day.”
-- Sam Owen
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
-- Audre Lorde

No one but yourself can determine the best self care practices for your life, but we can provide some guidance in the process of learning to care for yourself. We hope that these inspiring messages can guide your self care practice and shift your mindset to understand the importance and magnitude of the power of self-care!

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Let us know how you practice self care below in the comments!