19 Self-Care Quotes to Get You Through the Winter

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19 Self-Care Quotes to Get You Through the Winter

19 Self-Care Quotes to Get You Through the Winter

Winter is a rough time for a lot of people and we could all use a little bit of self-love to get us through the dark days and cold nights. If you’re looking for some motivation to take care of yourself or you just need a reminder to slow down and take it easy, here are 19 quotes for you.


1. ”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


2. “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


3. “You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”
― Eleanor Brown


4. “Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.”
― Bell Hooks


5. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
― Audre Lorde


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


7. “Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.”
―William Shakespeare, Henry V.


8. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”
― Jack Kornfield


9. “Compassion isn’t some kind of self-improvement project or idea that we’re trying to live up to. Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves, all those imperfections that we don’t even want to look at.”
― Pema Chodron


10. “If you want to do your best for future generations of humanity, for your friends and family, you must begin by taking good care of yourself.”
― Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche


11. “It’s like a mother, when the baby is crying, she picks up the baby and she holds the baby tenderly in her arms. Your pain, your anxiety is your baby. You have to take care of it. You have to go back to yourself, to recognize the suffering in you, embrace the suffering, and you get a relief.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh


12. “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”
― Maya Angelou


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


14. “Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others.”
― Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life


15. “Setting boundaries is a way of caring for myself. It doesn’t make me mean, selfish, or uncaring because I don’t do things your way. I care about me too.”
― Christine Morgan


16. 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 others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives we touch.”
― Parker Palmer


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


18. “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


19. “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

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