25 Inspirational Self-Care Quotes To Lift Your Spirits

Positive messages to keep your mind in check

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Self-care is an important tool to help you live a more positive lifestyle. Our day-to-day lives are often fueled by negativity, and these inspiring quotes can help lead you to a more healthy outlook. It's often hard to find solitude in today's climate. Many of us are feeling the stresses of having to take care of kids at home on top of a full-time job, and the seemingly constant cycle of negative news doesn't make matters any easier. It's crucial to make sure you're taking care of your physical and mental health. Self-care can come in the form of simply stepping out into nature, or reading our inspiring patience quotes to ensure that you are taking the time you need for yourself.

Right now, self-care is more important than ever. Never feel guilty if you need to take some time for yourself, even if it's just sipping your morning coffee outside while reading some sunrise quotes. We've rounded up our favorite mental health quotes to jump-start positive thinking and the importance of taking that extra time. If you need some more motivation to take time for yourself, refer to our quotes that will help you never give up.

These inspiring quotes will help you approach each day with a positive outlook and remember to never feel guilty if you need some extra time for yourself.

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Oprah Winfrey

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

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Lucille Ball

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

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Anne Lamott

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”

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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.”

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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.”

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Anna Taylor

“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.”

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Ray Bradbury

"Life should be touched, not strangled. You've got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it."

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Oscar Wilde

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

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Karl Lagerfeld

“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.”

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Jane Fonda

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

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Maya Angelou

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

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Dolly Parton

“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”

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Louisa May Alcott

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

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Michelle Obama

“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.”

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Charles Bukwoski

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

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Nathaniel Branden

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

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Mandy Hale

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

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Brené Brown

“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”

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Diane Von Furstenberg

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

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

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Eleanor Roosevelt

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.”

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Dan Pearce

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

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Unknown

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

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Lalah Delia

“Self-care is how you take your power back.”

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Maureen Joyce Connolly

“Practice self-rescue first before you ‘help’ someone else”

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