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20 Self-Care Quotes To Keep You Mentally And Emotionally Strong


20 Self-Care Quotes To Keep You Mentally And Emotionally Strong
Daily reminders to prioritise your well-being and maintain your mental and emotional strength

It’s a new week, and as we head towards the weekend, it can be a time filled with both excitement and a flurry of responsibilities. Like many of us, I often feel a mix of both. We all have busy lives, but we also have a lot happening within our minds and hearts. It’s not always easy to navigate the demands of a fast-paced world while managing our inner emotional landscape.


That’s why it’s crucial to take a moment to pause. Pause the doing, the pushing, the ignoring of our needs, and the avoidance of our feelings. We need to stop expecting more from ourselves than we would from those we love. Instead, we should listen to the voice within that knows what's best for us.


As we embark on this new weekend, let’s set an intention to prioritise our self-care. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed, excited, or a mix of both, take a few minutes each day to focus on your well-being. Whatever you’re feeling today, whatever you’re dealing with, whatever happened last weekend, whatever’s coming in the days ahead, take a few minutes to set the intention to take good care of yourself, and let these messages be your guide.


Remember, you can't pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first. Whatever challenges or joys lie ahead, give yourself the love and care you deserve. You are worth it.


Here are 20 self-care quotes to help keep you mentally and emotionally strong:


  1. "Taking care of yourself makes you stronger for everyone in your life... including you." – Kelly Rudolph

  2. "Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you." – Katie Reed

  3. "You owe yourself the love that you so freely give to other people." – Unknown

  4. "Self-care is how you take your power back." – Lalah Delia

  5. "You can't pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first." – Unknown

  6. "Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow." – Eleanor Brownn

  7. "Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you." – Anne Lamott

  8. "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." – Audre Lorde

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

  10. "It's not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and make your happiness a priority. It's necessary." – Mandy Hale

  11. "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

  12. "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

  13. "You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop." – Rumi

  14. "Do something today that your future self will thank you for." – Unknown

  15. "Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity." – Katrina Mayer

  16. "Self-care is not a waste of time; self-care makes your use of time more sustainable." – Jackie Viramontez

  17. "Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer." – William S. Burroughs

  18. "Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure." – Oprah Winfrey

  19. "Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness." – Deborah Day

  20. "Self-care is the active process of making your body and mind a pleasant place to inhabit, by filling your own cup first. This ensures you have enough to give others." – Unknown


These quotes can serve as daily reminders to prioritise your well-being and maintain your mental and emotional strength.


Here are some ways you can use these self-care quotes to benefit you throughout the day:


Morning Motivation: Start your day by reading a quote to set a positive tone. Reflect on its meaning during your morning routine. Example: "You can't pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first." – Use this to remind yourself to prioritise self-care throughout the day.


Daily Affirmations: Choose a quote as your daily affirmation. Repeat it to yourself during moments of stress or when you need encouragement. For example, "Self-care is how you take your power back." Repeat this to reinforce the importance of taking breaks and caring for yourself.


Work Breaks: Set reminders to take short breaks and read a quote. Use this time to breathe deeply and reset. For example, "Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you."—Use this during a break to step away and recharge.


Journaling Prompts: Use a quote as a prompt for your journaling sessions. Write about how it applies to your life or how you can incorporate its message. Example: "Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity." – Journal about ways you can show self-love in your daily routine.


Visual Reminders: Write quotes on sticky notes and place them around your workspace or home as visual reminders to practise self-care. For example, "Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness." Place this where you often need a reminder to be kind to yourself.


Evening Reflection: At the end of the day, read a quote and reflect on how you applied its message. Consider how it helped you manage stress or stay positive. Example: "Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure." – Use this during your evening wind-down to focus on the present and release any lingering stress.


By incorporating these quotes into your daily routine, you can maintain a positive mindset, reduce stress, and reinforce the importance of self-care, ultimately benefiting your mental and emotional well-being.


"Self-care is not a luxury, it's a necessity. You deserve to take time for yourself and prioritise your well-being." – Unknown



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