Quotes About Self Care

Quotes tagged as "self-care" (showing 1-30 of 254)
Audre Lorde
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
Audre Lorde

Victoria Moran
“If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.”
Victoria Moran, Lit From Within: Tending Your Soul For Lifelong Beauty

bell hooks
“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

Brenda Ueland
“In fact that is why the lives of most women are so vaguely unsatisfactory. They are always doing secondary and menial things (that do not require all their gifts and ability) for others and never anything for themselves. Society and husbands praise them for it (when they get too miserable or have nervous breakdowns) though always a little perplexedly and half-heartedly and just to be consoling. The poor wives are reminded that that is just why wives are so splendid -- because they are so unselfish and self-sacrificing and that is the wonderful thing about them! But inwardly women know that something is wrong. They sense that if you are always doing something for others, like a servant or nurse, and never anything for yourself, you cannot do others any good. You make them physically more comfortable. But you cannot affect them spiritually in any way at all. For to teach, encourage, cheer up, console, amuse, stimulate or advise a husband or children or friends, you have to be something yourself. [...]"If you would shut your door against the children for an hour a day and say; 'Mother is working on her five-act tragedy in blank verse!' you would be surprised how they would respect you. They would probably all become playwrights.”
Brenda Ueland

“It’s common to reject or punish yourself when you’ve been rejected by others. When you experience disappointment from the way your family or others treat you, that’s the time to take special care of yourself. What are you doing to nurture yourself? What are you doing to protect yourself? Find a healthy way to express your pain.”
Christina Enevoldsen

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“My mother always says people should be able to take care of themselves, even if they're rich and important.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

“Affirmations are our mental vitamins, providing the supplementary positive thoughts we need to balance the barrage of negative events and thoughts we experience daily.”
Tia Walker, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love

Parker J. Palmer
“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 others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives we touch.”
Parker J. Palmer, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

“Wildflower; pick up your pretty little head,
It will get easier, your dreams are not dead.”
Nikki Rowe

“Today and onwards, I stand proud, for the bridges I've climbed, for the battles I've won, and for the examples I've set, but most importantly, for the person I have become. I like who I am now, finally, at peace with me...”
Heather James, Things A Mother Should Know: For The World's Most Important Mum

Victoria Moran
“[G]rowing into your future with health and grace and beauty doesn’t have to take all your time. It rather requires a dedication to caring for yourself as if you were rare and precious, which you are, and regarding all life around you as equally so, which it is. (267-268)”
Victoria Moran, Younger by the Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit

Carrie Hope Fletcher
“One of the things that strikes me most though is how some people don't realise they're self-harming. The phrase 'self-harm' brings up thoughts of 'cutting', but that's only a small portion of it. When you drink excessively to drown your sorrows to the point you throw up and can't see straight and/or, like a girl at my school, ended up being driven to hospital to have her stomach pumped, you've brought harm to yourself. If you take drugs to feel numb and it becomes an addiction that you can't break, you've self-harmed. When you starve yourself or binge eat to fit the latest fashions, you're pushing your body further than it can go.
We need to start treating ourselves how we deserve to be treated, even if you feel that no one else does. Prove to the world you ARE worth something by treating yourself with the utmost respect and hope that other people will follow your example. And even if they don't, at least one person in the world is treating you well: YOU.”
Carrie Hope Fletcher, All I Know Now: Wonderings and Reflections on Growing Up Gracefully

Mollie Marti
“Lineage, personality, and environment may shape you, but they do not define your full potential.”
Mollie Marti

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

Cheryl Richardson
“if you want to live an authentic, meaningful life, you need to master the art of disappointing and upsetting others, hurting feelings, and living with the reality that some people just won’t like you. It may not be easy, but it’s essential if you want your life to reflect your deepest desires, values, and needs.”
Cheryl Richardson, The Art of Extreme Self-Care: Transform Your Life One Month at a Time

“Peace is not always easy to grasp or keep close. In the process of attaining and protecting it, you may find yourself tired, weary, and uncertain on how to keep your peace safe. While being uncertain is normal, continue to commit yourself to peacefulness. You are worthy of every drop of sweetness and ease that you encounter. Being tested is a part of the journey. Giving up, and letting go, is not.”
alex elle

“You are here, alive and awake and for whatever reasons you have fought your battles, it's time to start focusing on what strengths pulled you up when the entire world had knocked you down.
That's where the virtue in self grows.”
Nikki Rowe

Miya Yamanouchi
“Prioritise self-care & incorporate a MINIMUM of 60 mins 'ME TIME' into your daily routine.
YES THERE ARE enough hours in the day.
NO EXCUSES.”
Miya Yamanouchi, Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

Malebo Sephodi
“Take time off...

The world will not fall apart without you”
Malebo Sephodi

Malebo Sephodi
“How to heal

Read Books
Listen to Jazz
Ride Motorbikes
Get Tattooed”
Malebo Sephodi

Malebo Sephodi
“Stop looking for healing in places

Healing is not static
Healing is a journey”
Malebo Sephodi

Malebo Sephodi
“Self-love for me means accepting who I am and dealing with the perceived flaws that I live with”
Malebo Sephodi

Malebo Sephodi
“The healing will no longer be theorised and wished upon
One day
We will be walking manifest of healing”
Malebo Sephodi

“No one is coming to save you. No one has a magic wand they can wave to make everything the way you hope. No one can save you from yourself. Stop being your own worst enemy. Work with yourself and not against. Love yourself. Be honest about what and who you are. Only you can save yourself from yourself by learning to cooperate with yourself. By learning to see yourself with grace, compassion, and love. By being your own friend.”
Akiroq Brost

“We live in a society that for the most part does not promote healthy living. Everything seems to cater to our convenience rather than what may be best for us. This includes our diet. Do you choose the foods you eat for convenience and taste or for function? Do you choose your foods based on your nutritional requirements? Do you even know what your current nutritional requirements are? Not everyone will be an expert at everything, but knowledge is the key to making better, more informed decisions. But, you have to advocate for yourself. Either seek out the information yourself to better look after yourself, or seek out someone who knows. Such knowledge can help you to lead a higher quality of life, and could add years to your life. You may be shocked at what you learn. You may face a huge adjustment. But isn't your life, aren't you worth it? I think so! Love yourself enough to look after yourself.”
Akiroq Brost

“The Total Life Energy Plan is the only diet and health program that truly enables you to control your weight, heal your illnesses, and maintain your health for the long run. Once you are able to apply The Total Life Energy Plan to your daily activities, you will achieve a higher degree of self-care than you ever thought possible.”
Julia H Sun

Laura  Hill
“Inspire to live healthier!
Be the healthiest person you know!”
Laura Hill, Tara's Choice: A Mother-Daughter Cancer Journey

“Make time for yourself, even if that means scheduling in time for yourself. Look after yourself. Take rest. Engage in self-care. You can only give from what you have within yourself. Be mindful of how you are doing, don't wait until you crash, or things fall apart. Better to do things under your control, than to have them come up unexpectedly. Give yourself a strong base to work from.”
Akiroq Brost

“When you can't find your purpose in a day, make it to look after yourself.”
Dodie Clark, Secrets for the Mad: Obsessions, Confessions and Life Lessons

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