17 Inspirational Quotes That Remind Us How Important Self Care Really Is

Most of us are crazy busy and might think we don’t have the luxury of taking time out to rest, but taking time to care for our body, health, and mental well-being is so important to not just feel better but also to perform better in the long run and be able to help others better.

Here are 17 inspiring quotes on the importance of taking time out and caring for yourself.

1. “… If you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.” —Dalai Lama

2. “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

3. “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” —Mandy Hale

4. “If you want to live an authentic, meaningful life, you need to master the art of disappointing and upsetting others, hurting feelings, and living with the reality that some people just won’t like you. It may not be easy, but it’s essential if you want your life to reflect your deepest desires, values, and needs.” —Cheryl Richardson

5. “If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.”—George Burns

6. “With every act of self-care your authentic self gets stronger, and the critical, fearful mind gets weaker. Every act of self-care is a powerful declaration: I am on my side, I am on my side, each day I am more and more on my own side.”—Susan Weiss Berry

7. “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

8. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” —Anna Taylor

9. “Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.”—Ray Bradbury

10. “Keep good company, read good books, love good things, and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can.” —Louisa May Alcott

11. “There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self”— Aldous Huxley

12. “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

13. “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

14. “Invent your world. Surroulnd yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourish you.” —Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy (SARK)

15. Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is “tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” —Stephen Covey

16. “Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”—Eleanor Brownn

17. “Self-love is an ocean and your heart is a vessel. Make it full, and any excess will spill over into the lives of the people you hold dear. But you must come first.”—Beau Taplin

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