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110 Most Uplifting Self-Care Quotes to Transform Your Life Today

Are you feeling stressed about school or work? Do you need ideas for how to take care of yourself and give yourself a break? Check out these self-care quotes for inspiration.

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Why is self-care so important? Why is it necessary to take time for ourselves in this era, where a bundle of apps and a new AI can actually take care of you?

These are the questions that fill my mind when we talk about self-care because truly, when humans forget about taking care of themselves amidst a world of new tech and growing occupations, there are millions of apps that are specially designed to be your life-coach.

Are you stressed to the point that you are going to explode? Instead of taking a nap or going for a walk, there is an app where you can play a silly game that should inspire mindfulness.

Are you so busy with your homework and work that you forget to eat?

No problem, there is an AI that actually mixes taking care of those troubles with being your own personal chef.

So why is reminding yourself of self-care – truly taking time to just stop for a minute and forget the hassle – important today?

The idea of this article is not to give you a bunch of self-care quotes that you read and then post on Instagram and forget about.

It’s to remind you that even successful people struggle, and though some of them have access to the latest technology, their success and mindset are based on self-reflection, how they view life, and the mantras that allow them to go on with life.

Remember that resting and taking care of yourself, with technology or whatever method you choose, is not lazy or unproductive.

It’s just like sitting back for a moment and letting everything flow without your intervention and just ignoring outside influences for a bit. That way, like a battery, you can recharge and keep going.

So without any more delays…

Here are the best self-care quotes to transform your life today!

1. “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

2. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” Charles Bukowski

3. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” Eleanor Roosevelt

4. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” Karl Lagerfeld

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

6. “Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.” William Shakespeare

7. “I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.” Charlotte Bronte

8. “Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.” Tina Fey

9. “Why should I care what other people think of me? I am who I am. And who I wanna be.” Avril Lavigne

10. “My friend…care for your psyche…know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves.” Socrates

11. “Inner beauty should be the most important part of improving one’s self.” Priscilla Presley

12. “Be bold, be brave enough to be your true self.” Queen Latifah

13. “I think it’s a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one’s self.” Arthur Miller

14. “Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself.” Tyra Banks

15. “There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” Benjamin Franklin

16. “If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.” Maya Angelou-  The wise words Maya Angelou writes in her poems, the basis of her current success, are what should convince you to put yourself first, because the magic in her words is that you can read them and feel that spark for life all over again.

17. “A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self.” Charles Dickens

18. “I’d tell my 20-year-old self, ‘Don’t be afraid to do it all. Whatever you’re interested in, just go for it. Don’t wait around for a better time.’” Angela Bassett

19. “The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one’s self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.” Michelangelo

20.“When I am wrong, I will learn the lesson and move on to face other challenges. For me, that’s what creating your own life is. Doing your best work while being your best self.” Jennifer Lopez

21. “It’s all about communication and a dialogue between individuals – get rid of the labels, get rid of the shame, get rid of the stigmas and just be your most authentic self.” Matt Bomer

22. “All you can do is be your best self. I’ve always felt that I had to be that much more aware of how I present myself. I’m representing more than just me. I think every person should think that way.” Misty Copeland

23. “To my younger self, I would say not to be so hard on yourself. I think that you are your biggest critic.” Madison Beer

24. “I was raised by a woman who was her true and authentic self. So I feel like it’s very important to put on for people who aren’t that confident or people who don’t realize the value in self-love.” Megan Thee Stallion

25. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” Stephen King

26. “You can’t really be present for the people in your life if you aren’t taking care of yourself.” Kerry Washington

27. “Breathe, let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” Oprah Winfrey

28. “Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss

29. “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” Sophia Loren

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

31. “If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.” Taylor Swift

32. “How you love yourself is how you teach others how to love you.” Rupi Kaur

33. “When you take care of yourself, you’re a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better.” Solange Knowles

34. “Love yourself instead of abusing yourself.” Karolina Kurkova

35. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” Lucille Ball

36. “Never give in. Never, never, never.” Winston Churchill

37. “I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” Albert Einstein

38. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Elliot

39. “I’m proud of my body, and you should be proud of yours too. No matter who you are or what you do. I could give a million reasons why you don’t need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed. Be you, and be relentlessly you. That’s the stuff of champions.” Lady Gaga

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40. “I might have a little bit of cellulite. I might not be toned everywhere. But accepting that just empowers me.” Kim Kardashian

41. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” Bruce Lee

42. “You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened…or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move on.” Tupac Shakur

43. “Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” Princess Diana- As a person that truly admires the tenacity and strength of this woman, her words would never be a burden. Truly, in her actions and phrases, she makes us think how great the love of a woman can be – not for just other people, but inside ourselves.

44. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” Coco Chanel

45. “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.” Venus Williams

46. “You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.” Eckhart Tolle

47. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy

48. “We turn not older with years but newer every day.” Emily Dickinson

49. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” C.S Lewis

50. “When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” Paulo Coelho

51. “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

52. “I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” Madonna

53. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” Buddha

54. “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” Johnny Depp

55. “When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.” John Lennon

56. “If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.” Banksy

57. “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” John Steinbeck

58. “If you don’t love yourself, how the hell you gon’ love somebody else?”  Ru Paul

59. “Your brain is like a computer, you have to refresh or it’s going to crash. I don’t [care] how great you are, you have to take a second.” Missy Elliot

60. “Life is too short, and I’m Italian. I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0.” Sophia Bush

61. “I keep telling myself that I’m a human being, an imperfect human who’s not made to look like a doll, and that who I am as a person is more important than whether at that moment I have a nice figure.” Emma Watson

62. “I think no matter what you look like, the key is to first of all be happy with yourself. And then you know if you want to try to improve things that you don’t like about yourself, then do it after you appreciate yourself.”

Adele- This famous singer can be recognized by every single age group due to the sentimentality she puts in her songs, so there is not really a reason why you shouldn’t listen to this queen when she talks about self-care specifically.

63. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Gisele Bündchen

64. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” Charles R. Swindoll

65. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” W. Clement Stone

66. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” Robert H. Schuller

67. “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” Nikos Kazantzakis

68. “I can, therefore I am.” Simone Well

69. “I am not afraid, I was born to do this.” Joan of Arc

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70. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” Walt Whitman

71. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson

72. “The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.” Ben Okri

73. “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” Ella Fitzgerald

74. “Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold. Happiness dwells in the soul.” Democritus

75. “Out of difficulties, grow miracles.” Jean de la Bruyère

76. “Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell.” Bill Copeland

77. “Nothing is impossible, the world itself says, ‘I’m Possible!’” Audrey Hepburn-  A fashion icon, Hepburn’s tips about beauty and attitude of life are the secrets to being always on point. She had such a positive outlook on life, which she says is actually the elixir of youth.

78. “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” Plutarch

79. “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” E. E. Cummings

80.“Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.” Henry David Thoreau

81. “The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

82. “Vanity can create a very cruel space for you if you don’t know how to manage it.” Lady Gaga

83. “A lot of times I find that people who are blessed with the most talent don’t ever develop that attitude, and the ones who aren’t blessed in that way are the most competitive and have the biggest heart.” Tom Brady

84. “Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it’s about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong.” Adriana Lima

85. “Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.” Victor Hugo

86. “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” Marie Curie

87. “Life is too short for long-term grudges.” Elon Musk

88. “All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

89. “To me, if life boils down to one thing, it’s movement. To live is to keep moving.” Jerry Seinfeld

90. “It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.” Napoleon Hill

91. “Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.” Richard M. DeVos

92. “I believe in karma, and I believe if you put out positive vibes to everybody, that’s all you’re going to get back.” Kesha

93.  “I’m looking forward to influencing others in a positive way. My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it.” Justin Bieber

94. “I’m taking all the negatives in my life, and turning them into a positive.” Pitbull

95. “I think it’s important to get your surroundings as well as yourself into a positive state – meaning surround yourself with positive people, not the kind who are negative and jealous of everything you do.” Heidi Klum

96. “Instead of drifting along like a leaf in a river, understand who you are and how you come across to people and what kind of an impact you have on the people around you and the community around you and the world, so that when you go out, you can feel you have made a positive difference.” Jane Fonda

97. “You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like, people who have a nice conversation. There are so many positive things to think about.” Sophia Loren- Even though she is one of the most iconic people and worldly recognized for her beauty, Sophia Loren actually has always attributed taking care of herself and her confidence as a means for her success.

98. “The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.” Blake Lively

99. “When you look good, you feel good. Confidence with what you’re wearing is very important. If you feel good, you will always perform your best without worrying about anything.” Maria Sharapova

100. “The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.” Robert Hughes

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101. “Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.” Stan Smith

102. “A lot of people would say ‘sexy’ is about the body. But to me, ‘sexy’ is a woman with confidence. I admire women who have very little fear.” Allegra Versace

103. “If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything.” Katy Perry

104. “I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” Robert Downey, Jr.

105. “I wasn’t the prettiest girl in the room, but I learned to carry myself with confidence – that’s how you make the best impression on people.” Priyanka Chopra

106. “Doubt can motivate you, so don’t be afraid of it. Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out.” Barbra Streisand

107. “Power without a nation’s confidence is nothing.” Catherine the Great

108. “Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.” Michelle Obama

109. “When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred.” Niccolo Machiavelli

110. “That was my way of getting through difficult times of low confidence – hard work.” David Beckham

Final Thoughts on Self-Care

You don’t have to ignore yourself to be successful. Even these authors struggle in their day-to-day because they are humans, and as a being with feelings, it is okay to let them out once in a while.

To feel is how you live, and without struggles, we would not be the people we are today and the ones we are going to be tomorrow. So, be sure to take a minute of your day to just be and not do.

Remember that everything, for better or for worse, will work out, and you taking the necessary care of yourself is what’s going to matter.

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