20 Quotes on Self-Care and Self-Acceptance


Here's a selection of quotes on self-care and self-acceptance to inspire you at the start of the week. Enjoy! :)


1. "Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." - Lucille Ball2. "Do something every day that is loving toward your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your body." - Golda Poretsky3. "Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." - Steve Jobs4. "The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore." - C. Joybell C.5. "There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by my self." - Brian Andreas6. "Being extremely honest with oneself is a good exercise." - Sigmund Freud7. "There is time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go." - Tennessee Williams8. "Enjoy life - there are no re-runs." - Shirley Lowery9. "There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub." - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross10. "The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins." - Bob Moawad


1. "When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small.  My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving." - Kim McMilllen2. "If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place." -  Nora Roberts3. "The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself." - Anna Quindlen4. "I was once afraid of people saying 'Who does she think she is?' Now I have the courage to stand and say 'This is who I am.'" - Oprah Winfrey5. "The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely." - C. G. Jung6. "The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are." - Joseph Campbell7. "It's not your job to like me - it's mine." - Byron Katie8. "Self-Acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship with myself." - Nathaniel Branden9. "I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren't more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they'll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be." - Kristen Neff10. “To be nobody but yourself in a world that's doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.” - E. E. CummingsWhat are your favourite self-care and self-compassion quotes? Leave a comment and let me know!Further reading: Inspiring Brené Brown Quotes from Braving the Wilderness (and a Review) & 20 Uplifting Quotes on Self-Compassion for a Rainy Day

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