SELF-LOVE & SELF-CARE QUOTES
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!
“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” -Christopher Germer
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock
“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane Von Furstenberg
“It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” – Sally Field
“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
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” – Buddha
“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” - Steve Maraboli
“Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” - Lucille Ball
“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
“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
“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” - Oscar Wilde
“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – Louise L. Hay.
"Saying no can be the ultimate self-care" - Claudia Black
“Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” – Byron Katie
“Do you pay regular visits to yourself?” - Rumi
“Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.” – Les Brown
“Don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first.” – Carrie Bradsaw
“Self-love is asking yourself what you need—every day—and then making sure you receive it.” – Anonymous
“The only cure I’ve ever known for fear and doubt and loneliness is an immense love of self.” – Alison Malee
“The best way to be loved is to love yourself.” – Adam Lambert
“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
“When the body is in trouble, we must find and eliminate the cause, not medicate the symptom” - Nina Leavins
"Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” – Aberjhani
“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
"When we give ourselves compassion, we are opening our hearts in a way that can transform our lives.” - Kristin Neff
“Self-respect, self-worth, and self-love, all start with self. Stop looking outside of yourself for your value.” – Rob Liano
“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” - Mandy Hale
“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” - Louise L. Hay
“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
“If you don’t love yourself, you’ll always be chasing after people who don’t love you either.” – Mandy Hale
“Perhaps we should love ourselves so fiercely that when others see us they know exactly how it should be done.” - Rudy Francisco
“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
“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.