37 Self-Care Quotes To Inspire Your Wellness Journey

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it's easy to forget the importance of self-care. But taking time for ourselves is essential for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. To help you on your wellness journey, we've compiled 37 inspiring self-care quotes. These quotes are not just words; they are powerful reminders of the importance of nurturing yourself. Whether you're seeking mindfulness, self-love, relaxation, balance, or personal growth, these quotes have got you covered.

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The Power of Self-Care Quotes

Self-care quotes have a unique way of resonating with us on a personal level. They serve as daily affirmations, guiding us to make self-care a priority. In times of stress or overwhelm, they can be like a friendly reminder to take a step back and focus on our well-being.

Mindfulness Quotes

"The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments."

Thich Nhat Hanh

"Wherever you are, be all there."

Jim Elliot

"In today's rush, we all think too much, seek too much, want too much, and forget about the joy of just being."

Eckhart Tolle

"In the rush to return to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to."

Dave Hollis

"The more regularly and the more deeply you meditate, the sooner you will find yourself acting always from a center of inner peace."

J. Donald Walters

"Let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can, and you'll get to where you want to be."

Joel Osteen

"The quieter you become, the more you can hear."

Ram Dass

These mindfulness quotes encourage you to be fully present in your life. Embrace each moment as an opportunity to practice self-care.

Quotes for Cultivating Self-Love

"Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others."

Christopher Germer

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."


"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance."

Oscar Wilde

"Self-love is not selfish; you cannot truly love another until you know how to love yourself."


"You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously."

Sophia Bush

"Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on this earth to offer to others."

Parker Palmer

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"Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others."

Wilfred Peterson

"To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness."

Robert Morley

Self-love is the foundation of self-care. These quotes remind us that it's okay to prioritise ourselves and treat ourselves with kindness and love.

Quotes to Encourage Relaxation

"Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work."

Ralph Marston

"Almost everything will work if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you."

Anne Lamott

"The time to relax is when you don't have time for it."

Sydney J. Harris

"Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax."

Bryant McGill

"Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency."

Natalie Goldberg

"At the end of the day, I'm at peace because my intentions are good, and my heart is pure."


"Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it."

Brian Tracy

"You can't always control what goes on outside, but you can control what goes on inside."


Relaxation is a crucial aspect of self-care. These quotes encourage you to take a break, unwind, and recharge.

Quotes for Achieving Balance

"Balance is not something you find, it's something you create."

Jana Kingsford

"Balance is not about better time management, but better boundary management."

Betsy Jacobson

"Live life in harmony. Balance the elements of life around you to live in peace."

A.D. Posey

"Your life is a reflection of how you sleep, and how you sleep is a reflection of your life."

Dr. Rafael Pelayo

"Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them."

Thomas Kinkade

"The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise person."


"Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony."

Thomas Merton

Finding balance in life is key to maintaining well-being. These quotes remind us to prioritise balance in our daily routines.

Quotes for Personal Growth

"Personal development is a major time-saver. The better you become, the less time it takes you to achieve your goals."

Brian Tracy

"The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday."


"Invest in yourself. Your career is the engine of your wealth."

Paul Clitheroe

"You cannot swim for new horizons until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."

William Faulkner

"The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that's changing quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks."

Mark Zuckerberg

"The only way to do great work is to love what you do."

Steve Jobs

"Don't wait. The time will never be just right."

Napoleon Hill

Personal growth is an essential part of self-care. These quotes inspire you to invest in your own development and growth.

Self-care is not selfish; it's a necessity. We hope these 37 self-care quotes have inspired you to make self-care a daily practice. Whether you're looking to be more mindful, cultivate self-love, relax, find balance, or grow personally, remember that your well-being is worth prioritizing. Take these quotes with you on your wellness journey, and may they serve as gentle reminders to nurture yourself every day.

Additional Resources

Continue your wellness journey by downloading our FREE everyday wellness prompts printable. We've put together 40+ every day wellness prompts organised by time of day, choose at least one from each column, adapting them to your preferences and needs. By prioritsing your well-being, you're taking a proactive step towards living your best life.


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