The most important thing we can do as business owners for our own self-care is to spend time understanding how we best show up in the world.
How we think, how we respond, our core values, our best time of the day for focusing, what we most enjoy doing, our superpower!
Here are our top 20 inspiring self-care quotes to get you thinking about all the ways self-care can improve your business and life.
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Top 20 Self-Care Quotes
#1 “When you say yes to others, make sure you are not saying no to yourself” – Paul Coelho
#2 “Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
#3 “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott
#4 “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” – Dolly Parton
#5 “Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can.” – Louisa May Alcott
#6 “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” – Mandy Hale
#7 “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” – Brené Brown
#8 “It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.” – Diane Von Furstenberg
#9 “Self-care is never selfish, but it may feel that way when you live a frenzied life.” – Arthur P. Ciaramicoli
#10 “What we think, we become” – Buddha
#11 “You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey
#12 “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.” – Audre Lorde
#13 “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 Palmer
#14 “If you want to help her, you need to help yourself first. No one serves their friends by grinding themselves into dust on the altar of compassion.” – Seanan McGuire
#15 “My mother always says people should be able to take care of themselves, even if they’re rich and important.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett
#16 “Just when you feel you have no time to relax, know that this is the moment you most need to make time to relax.” – Matt Haig
#17 “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
#18 “If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?” – Maya Angelou
#19 “You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love – who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey
#20 “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde
There is nothing more inspiring to me than a quote that reminds me to take care of myself. I (and YOU) are important to the world!
I’d love to know your favourite self-care quote (even if it’s not listed above). Send me an email and I’ll respond with mine. You’ll find me at firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. If you love a good quote as much as I do, check out our other recent post on Time Quotes here.