I want to quash the belief that self-care is somehow selfish. Or that loving yourself is narcissistic. I've seen in my own life how this couldn't be further from the truth. The more love we have for ourselves the more we have for others. 

Whenever we put ourselves at the bottom of the pile (rather than the top), we end up in trouble. That's true in all relationships: family, motherhood, friendship, business. Because we end up emptying the well and then what have we got to give? Nothing. 

Want to improve your business, relationships, health, LIFE?

Then love yourself more - exactly as you are. 

Here are my favourite quotes to remind YOU during any times you forget this truth: self-care & SELF-LOVE ARE A necessity not a luxury!

  1. “Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” -Christopher Germer

  2. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock

  3. “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

  4. “It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” – Sally Field

  5. “When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small.  My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.”– Kim McMillen

  6. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” – Buddha

  7. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” - Steve Maraboli

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

  9. “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

  10. “You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy.” - Unknown

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

  12.  “Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – Louise L. Hay.

  13. "Saying no can be the ultimate self-care" - Claudia Black

  14. “Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” – Byron Katie

  15. “Do you pay regular visits to yourself?” - Rumi

  16. “Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.” – Les Brown

  17. “Don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first.” – Carrie Bradsaw

  18. “Self-love is asking yourself what you need—every day—and then making sure you receive it.” – Anonymous

  19. “The only cure I’ve ever known for fear and doubt and loneliness is an immense love of self.” – Alison Malee

  20. “The best way to be loved is to love yourself.” – Adam Lambert

  21. “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

  22. “When the body is in trouble, we must find and eliminate the cause, not medicate the symptom” - Nina Leavins

  23. "Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” – Aberjhani

  24. “In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have a long-term perspective.” - Dalai Lama

  25. "When we give ourselves compassion, we are opening our hearts in a way that can transform our lives.” - Kristin Neff

  26. Self-respect, self-worth, and self-love, all start with self. Stop looking outside of yourself for your value.” – Rob Liano

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

  28. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” - Louise L. Hay

  29. “Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?” - Brigham Young

  30. “If you don’t love yourself, you’ll always be chasing after people who don’t love you either.” – Mandy Hale

  31. “Perhaps we should love ourselves so fiercely that when others see us they know exactly how it should be done.” - Rudy Francisco

  32. “Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.” - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

  33. “The most adventurous journey to embark on; is the journey to yourself, the most exciting thing to discover; is who you really are, the most treasured pieces that you can find; are all the pieces of you, the most special portrait you can recognize; is the portrait of your soul.” - C. JoyBell C.