Lifestyle, Motherhood

33 Self-Care Quotes To Inspire You To Start Taking Care Of Yourself

When you’re a mom, self-care may feel like a luxury or a privilege. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.  Self-care is not a luxury, or a privilege. It’s a responsibility. You may feel like it’s your responsibility to take care of everyone and that your needs can wait until “later”. But later rarely comes when you’re a mom. Your real responsibility is to make sure you are 100% on top of your game, so that you can do this motherhood thing well. Here are 35 self-care quotes to motivate you to take care of yourself.

*This is a post in my series “Be A Happier Mom In 31 Days.“*

Self-care is not a luxury. It's a responsibility. Use these self-care quotes to help inspire you when you're feeling tired, overwhelmed or beat down by life.


Side note: To get the most out of these self-care quotes, read them..and read them over and over again. Write your favorites down and stick them somewhere you will look at them often. My go to places are post-its on my bathroom mirror and in my planner.


Self-Care Quotes to Encourage Tired Moms


The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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

It really is ok for there to be times when you stop putting everyone else first, and just do what’s best for you.” — Tracey Leech

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

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

The time you take away from obligations, parties, and even the people you love in order to soothe your own soul doesn’t require an apology. – Jennifer Williamson

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

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

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

When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water. – Benjamin Franklin

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Rohn

Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourish you.” – Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

If you were born with the weakness to fall, you were born with the strength to rise. -Rumi Kaur

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

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

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

You aren’t doing “nothing” when you choose to put your well-being first. In fact, this is the key to having everything.― Brittany Burgunder


Self-Care Quotes That Inspire Self-Love

Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself—what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat. — Warsan Shire

Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are, let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it. — C. Assaad

The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself. — Diane Von Furstenberg

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

Self love is asking yourself what you need – everyday – and then making sure you receive it. -Unknown

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. – Jack Kornfield

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

Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love. – 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.–Bryant McGillns

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

Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it. – Thaddeus Golas

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. – Oscar Wilde

My happiness matters. My joy is important. My love is valuable. My worthiness is relevant. It’s not anyone else’s job to see that but mine. –Alex Elle

You never need to apologize for how you chose to survive. ― Clementine von Radics

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


Do you have any good self-care quotes that motivate you? Share them with me in the comments!

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