self care sayings


Here’s my favourite self care sayings and quotes about taking care of yourself.  Some you have definitely heard before but some I hope are new. I tried to find some uncommon self care quotes that really spoke to me.  And some funny quotes, just because.  

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Self Care Sayings 

A rolling stone collects no moss

To me this quote has two meanings.  If you never slow down you will never be grounded.  But on the other hand you don’t want to be stagnate and never move forward.  You need to find a balance that works for you.  

A stitch in time saves nine.  

I just found this lovely little saying.  Basically, it’s saying it’s better to stitch up a small hole now, then wait until it’s a bigger hole.  It’s better to take care of yourself in little ways now, then when you are forced to.  

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.  

Don’t be the weakest link.  You might think that you need to take care of everyone first. But if you become the weakest link, then what you’re working for is not as strong as it could be.  Which leads into the next saying.

You can’t pour from an empty cup.

Quotes about taking care of yourself 

A beautiful thing is never perfect. – Proverb

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. -Howard Thurman

You owe yourself the love that you so freely give others. – Unknown

Peace comes from within. –Buddha

self care sayings

Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. -Lucille Ball

The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. – Diane Von Furstenberg

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. -Ovid

Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love. – Brené Brown

Take time off…The world will not fall apart without you –Malebo Sephodi

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

Forever is composed of nows. – Emily Dickinson

Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world. ― Pema Chodron

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.  -Gautama Buddha

self care quotes

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

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

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

You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.- Pema Chodron

Have patience with all things. But, first of all with yourself. -Francis de Sales

Rule your mind or it will rule you. –Buddha

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

Practice self-rescue first before you ‘help’ someone else ― Maureen Joyce Connolly

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

Always make decisions that prioritize your inner peace. – Izey Victoria Odiase

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

You cannot breathe life into someone refusing to inhale.— Colleen Songs

Tough times never last, but tough people do. –Robert H Schuller

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

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking. – Marcus Aurelius

It doesn’t matter what world you live in; what really matters is the world that lives in you.– Learning Mind

For a tree to become tall it must grow tough roots among the rocks.-Friedrich Nietzsche

Funny self care quotes

Accept who you are. Unless you’re a serial killer. –Ellen DeGeneres

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, “Oh crap, she’s up!’ –Unknown

Reminder that Winnie the Pooh wore a crop top with no pants & ate his fave food & loved himself so you can too. – Unknown

They laugh at me because I’m different: I laugh at them because they’re all the same. – Unknown

Self care is so much more than an inspiring quote.  But I hope you liked these self care sayings. I know I love them!

And just remember “You’re the Bee’s Knees”

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