17 Self Care Quotes for Every Phase of Your Self Care Journey
At Inner Workout, we define self care as listening within and responding in the most loving way possible. By that definition, your self care journey will always be evolving and unfolding.
Every life transition offers an invitation for you to pause and ask, “What does self care mean to me in this new season of life?”
We’ve compiled self care quotes from some of our favorite artists, leaders and thinkers who share the wisdom they’ve learned on their personal journey. Scroll through for words of encouragement from people like adrienne maree brown, Michelle Obama, and Chani Nicholas.
Whether you’re in a season of joy, grief, or busyness, you’ll find a self care quote for you. Your ability to listen to and to love yourself will get you good times and bad.
On directing your attention
Even when we can’t control the situation around us, we can always choose where we’re directing our attention.
Liz Stanley, PhD
Your system needs more rest than you think it does. Whatever you find restorative, do a lot of.
On being busy
I lied and said I was busy.
I was busy;
but not in a way most people understand.
I was busy taking deeper breaths.
I was busy silencing irrational thoughts.
I was busy calming a racing heart.
I was busy telling myself I am okay.
Sometimes, this is my busy
– and I will not apologize for it.
On talking to your body
Do something today that communicates to your body that you desire to care for it.
Jada Pinkett Smith
On being yourself
I believe that the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are, truly being who you are.
On the goodness of your body
Your body is good. That’s it, no stipulations or requirements. Your body in all its essence, is good.
Being a healthy woman isn’t about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline. We need to start focusing on what matters—on how we feel and how we feel about ourselves.
The challenge is not to be perfect—it is to be whole.
On loving yourself
When you can and as you can, in ways that feel loving, make time and space for yourself.
Tracee Ellis Ross
P.S. If there happens to be a multitude of griefs upon you, individual and collective, or fast and slow, or small and large, add equal parts of these considerations:
– that the broken heart can cover more territory
– that perhaps love can only be as large grief demands.
– that grief is the growing up of the heart that bursts boundaries like and old skin or a finished life.
– that grief is gratitude
– that water seeks scale, that even your tears seek the recognition of community.
– that the heart is a front line and the fight is to feel in a world of distraction.
adrienne maree brown
Lie low to the wall
Until the bitter weather passes.
Try, as best you can, not to let
The wire brush of doubt
Scrape from your heart
All sense of yourself
And your hesitant light.
If you remain generous,
Time will come good;
And you will find your feet
Again on fresh pastures of promise,
Where the air will be kind
And blushed with beginning.
Everything that you want to be you already are, and you are simply on the path of discovering it.
On being your own best friend
If we treated ourselves as we treated our best friend, can you imagine?
On being human