35 Self-Care Affirmations to Improve Your Wellbeing

In the chaos of life, making time for yourself can be really challenging. However it needs to be a priority! Use our affirmations for self-care each day as a reminder to carve out time in your week for the things you love to do.

In a Nutshell

You’re sure to find a wellness statement on this list that connects, however if you don’t have time to read the full article, here are a few popular options:

  • I prioritize my physical and mental wellbeing.
  • I trust my own judgement.
  • I am responsible for taking care of myself.
  • I recognize and respect my own thoughts and feelings.
  • I set the direction of my life.
  • I’m allowed to say “no”.

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:

10 Positive Affirmations for Self-Care on White Note Paper with Blue Pastel Tone Background

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.

Daily Self-Care Affirmations

Start your morning off in the right way with a powerful daily affirmation for self-care:

10 Daily Self-Care Affirmations on White Note Paper with Pink Pastel Tone Background

1. My needs are just as important as everyone else’s.

2. I make time for the people who make me feel good.

3. I am responsible for taking care of myself.

4. I set the direction of my life.

5. I’m allowed to say “no”.

6. I make time to rest.

7. I believe in myself.

8. I know my own worth.

9. I trust my own judgement.

10. Self-care is not selfish.

11. I owe it to myself to enjoy this life.

Welcome more joy into your world with a happiness affirmation.

Though research around the topic is based on small sample sizes, it’s generally agreed on that happier people live longer![1]

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.

Self-Care Affirmation Quotes

Be inspired by the reflections of others who have learned that self-care is essential for your wellbeing.

  1. “You can’t pour from an empty cup.” — Unknown
  2. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” — Oprah Winfrey
  3. “You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.” — Eckhart Tolle
  4. “If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.” — Banksy
  5. “No woman can control her destiny if she doesn’t give to herself as much as she gives of herself.” — Suze Orman
  6. “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
  7. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” — Jack Kornfield
  8. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Maya Angelou
  9. “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” — Sydney J. Harris
  10. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” — Lalah Delia

Need a little extra motivation?

Sometimes we all need a boost to establish a positive habit, which is where motivational affirmations can help.

Laura Smith


Laura Smith

Associate Editorial Manager

Specialist health & wellbeing writer, passionate about discovering new technologies & sharing the latest research.


  1. Oaklander, M. (2023). Do Happy People Really Live Longer? [Online]. TIME. Available from: https://time.com/collection/guide-to-happiness/4217052/do-happy-people-really-live-longer/ [Accessed 30 June 2023].