Selfcare quotes are here to remind you of the need to love yourself more and never feel the guilt of selfishness.

A lot has been going on lately and giving yourself a little more time to relax is worth doing.

Our type of work and daily activities are most likely to make us feel we can’t afford the time to go on a staycation or a mini-mental vacation.

Honestly, you don’t need to keep procrastinating about when to have time for yourself. Although, it’s not often easy as it sounds to practice self-care, if you put in your time and consistency, you would surely achieve physical and mental health self-care.

Amidst challenges preventing you from taking good care of yourself, inspirational articles, podcasts, and positive sayings that encourage you to “please take care of yourself”, will incredibly assist you to make a great difference and improve yourself with time.

Whether you are looking for funny self-care quotes, or interested in self-care quotes from celebrities about your health, coping with quarantine, maintaining positive mental health, and everything in between, may the following iconic quotes on self-care inspire you to achieve your goals.

Inspirational self-care quotes that will change your life

Additionally, I have included self-care images that are printable and suitable for your Instagram post, to always remind you of the importance of self-care.

  1. “Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.” ― William Shakespeare
  2. “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 to others.” ― Parker Palmer
  3. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” ― Mark Twain
  4. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” ― Anne Lamott
  6.  “An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.” ― Unknown
  7. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Maya Angelou
  8.  “Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” ― André Gide
  9. “Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.” ― Pema Chodron
  10. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” — Stephen Covey
  11. “Be you, love you. All ways, always.” ― Alexandra Elle
  12. “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” ― Lao-Tzu
  13. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”―Audre Lorde
  14. “Caring for your body, mind, and spirit is your greatest and grandest responsibility. It’s about listening to the needs of your soul and then honoring them.”―Kristi Ling
  15. “Caring for your body, mind, and spirit is your greatest and grandest responsibility. It’s about listening to the needs of your soul and then honoring them.” ― Kristi Ling
  16. “Carve out and claim the time to care for yourself and kindle your own fire.”― Amy Ippoliti
  17. “Compassion is essential, but it’s not a substitute for self-expression, or self-respect, or self-compassion. Emotional self-care is also essential, but gently soothing our wounds does not replace communicating about them.”― Vironika Tugaleva
  18. “Do something every day that is loving toward your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your body.” ― Golda Poretsky
  19. “Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.” ― Akiroq Brost
  20. “Doing nothing has become one of the lost luxuries in these hectic times. But doing nothing, even for five minutes, can be rejuvenating. Go for it: You ― unplugged.” ― Joan Marques
  21. “Doing something nice for myself is not selfish.”― Christine Morgan
  1. “Don’t let hollow heroes distract you from saving yourself.”― Nikki Rowe
  2. “Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself ― no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are ― completely; the good and the bad ― and make changes as YOU see fit ― not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” ― Stacey Charter
  3. “Don’t take your health for granted. Don’t take your body for granted. Do something today that communicates to your body that you desire to care for it. Tomorrow is not promised.” ― Jada Pinkett Smith
  4. “Every morning, look in the mirror and affirm positive words into your life.”― Lailah Gifty Akita
  5. “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
  6. “Find what makes your heart sing and create your own music.” ― Mac Anderson
  7. “For me, recovery and self-care are inextricably connected. My recovery from abuse, addiction, and a suicide attempt required dump truck loads of self-care.” ― Steve Austin
  8. “For us to feel good emotionally, we have to look after ourselves.” ― Sam Owen
  9. “Gard the doors of your temple, do not let anyone pollute it with there mess.” ― Patricio Telman Chincocolo
  10. “Honoring your own boundaries is the clearest message to others to honor them, too.”― Gina Greenlee
  11. “How we care for ourselves gives our brain messages that shape our self-worth so we must care for ourselves in every way, every day.”―Sam Owen
  12. “I always give myself Sundays as a spiritual base of renewal—a day when I do absolutely nothing. I sit in my jammies or take a walk, and I allow myself time to BE—capital B-E—with myself.” ― Oprah Winfrey
  13. “I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” ― Madonna
  14. “I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.” ― Joyce Meyer
  15. “I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.” ― Queen Latifah
  16. “I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” — Audre Lorde
  17. “I love you but I got to love me more.”― Peggi Speers
  18. “If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” ― Barbara De Angelis
  19. “If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.” ― George Burns
  1. “If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.”― Vironika Tugaleva
  2.  “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” ― Charles Bukowski
  3. “If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear. ” ― Confucius
  4. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ― Jack Kornfield
  5. “It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there’s nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized.”―Wayne Dyer
  6. “It takes a rare person to care the same or more about you than themselves. So, until you find that person, please look after yourself.”― Charles F. Glassman
  7.  “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.”― Mandy Hale
  8. “Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can.” ― Louisa May Alcott
  9. “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.” ― Bell Hooks
  10. “Learning to love yourself is like learning to walk—essential, life-changing, and the only way to stand tall.”― Vironika Tugaleva
  11. “Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.” ― Deborah Day
  12. “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
  13. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” ― Lucille Ball
  14. “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” ― Maxwell Maltz
  15. “Man will never be stronger nor independent if he lives under perpetual motivation of others.” ― Toba Beta
  16. “Maybe if we love ourselves healthy we will all heal?”― Nikki Rowe
  17. “My brain and my heart are really important to me, I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth. I go to the dentist. So why wouldn’t I go to a shrink?” ― Kerry Washington
  18. “My mother always says people should be able to take care of themselves, even if they’re rich and important.”― Frances Hodgson Burnett
  19. “No more martyring myself.”― Sharon E. Rainey
  20. “Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort”―Deborah Day

  1.  “Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” ― Rob Liano
  2. “Our bodies are our garden to which our wills are gardeners.”―William Shakespeare
  3. “Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.” ― Dan Coppersmith
  4. “Our soul is like a soft and gentle flower, it needs to be nurtured, cared for, tended to, with sufficient sunlight, fresh air and freedom to bloom into its most precious and beautiful form. This, my friend, is self-love.”― Miya Yamanouchi
  5. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” ― Brené Brown
  6. “Practice self-rescue first before you ‘help’ someone else” ― Maureen Joyce Connolly
  7. “Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day and the rest will fall into place.” ― Unknown
  8. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
  9. “Remember that this is YOUR LIFE, and nothing is more important than YOU.”― Miya Yamanouchi
  10. “Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” — Eleanor Brown
  11.  “Self care is not a waste of time. Self-care makes your use of time more sustainable.” ― Jackie Viramontez
  12. “Self-care has become a new priority ― the revelation that it’s perfectly permissible to listen to your body and do what it needs.” ― Frances Ryan
  13. “Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.” — Katie Reed
  14. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” ― Lalah Delia
  15. “Self-care is not a waste of time; self-care makes your use of time more sustainable.” ― Jackie Viramontez
  16. “Self-care is so much more than a beauty regimen or an external thing you do. It has to start within your heart to know what you need to navigate your life. A pedicure doesn’t last, but meditating every day does.” ― Carrie-Anne Moss
  17. “Self-care is taking all the pressures you are facing right now, and deciding to which you will respond, and how.” ― Imani Shola
  18. “Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others. ” ― Christopher Germer
  19. “Self-love is an ocean and your heart is a vessel. Make it full, and any excess will spill over into the lives of the people you hold dear. But you must come first.” ― Beau Taplin
  20. “Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”―Etty Hillesum
  21.  “Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” ― Ovid
  1. “Take the time today to love yourself. You deserve it.” ― Avina Celeste
  2. “Taking care of myself doesn’t mean ‘me first.’ It means ‘me, too.” ― L.R. Knost
  3. “Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others.”― Bryant McGill
  4. “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” ― Brené Brown
  5. “The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.”― Robert Hand
  6. “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
  7. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself. ” ― Steve Maraboli
  8. “The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  9. “The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” ― C. Joybell C.
  10. “The only person you shouldn’t be able to live without is you.” ― Chris McGeown
  11. “The perfect man of old looked after himself first before looking to help others.” ― Chuang Tzu
  12. “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ― Anna Quindlen
  13. “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” ― Sydney J. Harris
  14. “There are thousands of causes for stress, and one antidote to stress is self-expression. That’s what happens to me every day. My thoughts get off my chest, down my sleeves and onto my pad.” ― Garson Kanin
  15. “There is enough time for self-care. There is not enough time to make up for the life you’ll miss by not filling yourself up.” — Jennifer Williamson
  16. “There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self”―Aldous Huxley
  17.  “Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” ― Edward Stanley
  18. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  19. “To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” ― Denis Waitley
  20. “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
  21. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. ” ― Oscar Wilde
  1. “To meditate means to go home to yourself. Then you know how to take care of the things that are happening inside you, and you know how to take care of the things that happen around you.” ― Thich Nhat Han
  2. “What you think of yourself in your mind is nobody’s business. Make it count.” ― Majid Kazmi
  3. “When the body forces you to STOP it’s saying, hey buddy, you’ve gone too far.” ― Jacqueline Escolme
  4. “When we give ourselves compassion, we are opening our hearts in a way that can transform our lives.” ― Kristin Neff
  5. “When we self-regulate well, we are better able to control the trajectory of our emotional lives and resulting actions based on our values and sense of purpose”―Amy Leigh Mercree
  6. “When you are compassionate with yourself, you trust in your soul, which you let guide your life. Your soul knows the geography of your destiny better than you do.”―John O’Donohue
  7. “When you can’t find your purpose in a day, make it to look after yourself.” ― Dodie Clark
  8. “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
  9.  “When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” — Paulo Coelho
  10.  “You aren’t doing “nothing” when you choose to put your wellbeing first. In fact, this is the key to having everything.” ― Brittany Burgunder
  11. “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” ―Unknown
  12. “You can’t take care of anyone else unless you first take care of yourself.”― Michael Hyatt
  13. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” ― Louise L. Hay
  14. “You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich
  15. “You owe yourself the love that you so freely give others.” ― Unknown
  16. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ― Buddha
  17. “Your subconscious mind is paying attention to how you treat yourself.” ― Sam Owen
  18. “People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.” ―Dan Pearce