Your Daily Reminder: 30 Quotes That Promote Self-Care

Last month we shared “31 Inspirational Quotes For When The Going Gets Tough,” and the response from all of you on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest could not have been more positive. Many of you asked for more quotes, so here they are!

As caring professionals, social workers may instinctively take time to help others before they help themselves. Consider this your daily reminder: don’t forget about you. During the month of April, we will be sharing one quote every day via our social channels that reminds you to promote #selfcare. Share this post with anyone you think might need a friendly reminder to take a moment and just breathe.

Harry Emerson Fosdick Quote
1. “No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick














Deborah Day Quote
2. “Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.” – Deborah Day














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














Confucius Quote
4.”If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?” – Confucius















Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote
5.“Nothing external to you has any power over you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson














Jill Bolte Taylor Quote
6. “To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life.” – Jill Bolte Taylor















Deborah Day Quote
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













Christopher Germer Quote
8. “Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” – Christopher Germer













Dr. Seuss Quote
9. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss













Terri Guillemets Quote
10. “Give your stress wings, and let it fly away.” – Terri Guillemets














Etty Hillesum Quote
11. “Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” – Etty Hillesum













Ray Bradbury Quote
12.”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













Wayne Dyer Quote
13. “It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there’s nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized.” – Wayne Dyer













Steve Maraboli Quote
14. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” – Steve Maraboli













Seve Maraboli Quote
15. “You are beautiful. Know this. Anyone who tells you otherwise is simply lying. You are beautiful.” – Steve Maraboli













William James Quote
16.”The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James













Lucille Ball Quote
17. “Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball













Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote
18. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson













Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote
19. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson













Tich Nhat Hanh Quote
20. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” – Thich Nhat Hanh













Love Yourself Quote
21. “You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy.” – Unknown













Jean Shinoda Bolen Quote
22. “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













Mary Dunbar Quote
23. “We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” – Mary Dunbar













Nathaniel Branden Quote
24. “Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves.” – Nathaniel Branden













Thaddeus Golas Quote
25. “Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it.” – Thaddeus Golas













Seve Maraboli Quote
26. “There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves. Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you.” – Steve Maraboli













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













Blessed Quote
28. “Stop focusing on how stressed you are, and remember how blessed you are.” –Unknown














Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy (Sark) Quote
29. “Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourish you.” – Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy (Sark)












Oscar Wilde Quote
30. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde













Do you have a favorite quote that helps you remember to promote self-care? Tell us in the comments below!

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    Great compilation of Inspiration quotes. This is really inspiring.

  • Antonia

    Thank you! I am so grateful for these inspiring quotes.

    I’d love to hear what you are grateful for …

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