For many people, practicing self-care and self-love can seem like a luxury especially with the current pandemic weighing heavily on almost everyone.
However, rather than allowing the world to dictate how you should feel, dedicating time to self-care and self-love can help boost your self-confidence and self-esteem and help you thrive in today’s challenging world.
Self-care and self-love can mean different things to different people.
For you, it might entail practicing mindfulness and having regular me-time.
For others, it can be doing yoga or pilates or eating healthy meals.
Self-love and self-care acts don’t have to be grand ones all the time.
It can be as simple as dedicating a few minutes of your time to focus on words of wisdom related to self-love.
Below are some of the best self-love and self-care quotes that will help you celebrate and appreciate how special you truly are:
“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that means be your own person, be independent.” -Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“This life is mine alone. So I have stopped asking people for directions to places they’ve never been.” -Glennon Doyle
“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” -Oprah
“Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” -Diana, Princess of Wales
“When you make a mistake, respond to yourself in a loving way rather than a self-shaming way.” -Ellie Holcomb
“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” -Maxwell Maltz
“We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?” -Meghan Markle
“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” -M. Scott Peck
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” -Mark Twain
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” -Harvey Fierstein
“Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.” -Beyonce
“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
“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
“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” -Robert Morley
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” -Brene Brown
“If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.” -Wayne Dyer
“Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” -Katrina Mayer
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” Lucille Ball
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” -Buddha
“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
“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” -Sophia Loren
Over to You
While practicing self-love and self-care can be tricky at times, it can be done. Reflect on the wisdom each of the quotes above imparts. After all, we can all use a little reminder of how special we are every now and then.