Though research around the topic is based on small sample sizes, it’s generally agreed on that happier people live longer!
12.I prioritize my physical and mental wellbeing.
13.I’m allowed to fail.
14.I always treat myself with compassion.
15.I am always looking for new ways to practice self-care.
Positive Affirmations for Self-Care
Turn the volume down on negative self-talk with one of these positive affirmations that remind you to practice self-care:
1.Taking care of myself makes me a happier person.
2.I am a positive person.
3.I recognize and respect my own thoughts and feelings.
4.I accept that I can’t please everyone.
5.I love the person I am.
Learning to love yourself is a job for life.
Announcing aloud a self-love affirmation, such as “I deserve happiness and joy” or “I add value to the world” might feel strange at first.
However do it consistently and those loving words will start to seep into your thinking.
6.I am building my dream life.
7.I will quieten negative self-talk with positive thoughts.
8.I have so much to look forward to.
9.I am making myself a priority.
10.I enjoy rewarding myself.
Self-Care Affirmation Quotes
Be inspired by the reflections of others who have learned that self-care is essential for your wellbeing.
“You can’t pour from an empty cup.” — Unknown
“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” — Oprah Winfrey
“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.” — Eckhart Tolle
“If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.” — Banksy
“No woman can control her destiny if she doesn’t give to herself as much as she gives of herself.” — Suze Orman
“Self-care is so much more than a beauty regimen or an external thing you do. It has to start within your heart to know what you need to navigate your life. A pedicure doesn’t last, but meditating every day does.” — Carrie Anne Moss
“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” — Jack Kornfield
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Maya Angelou
“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” — Sydney J. Harris
“Self-care is how you take your power back.” — Lalah Delia