7 Quotes About Empowered Self-Care


Self-care isn’t always fun. Sometimes there’s a lot of resistance around it. It takes real drive and focus to develop helpful habits, find the right supports we know we need, and generally, be good parents to ourselves. We’re all busy, we all have packed schedules. It’s up to us to make sure that we stay a priority, in the midst of all the other pressing priorities on our plates. That takes a certain kind of strength.
Here are 7 quotes that have made me feel a little more inspired to own my self-care lately.

“Don’t view problems as red flags. Look at how to solve the issues they raise. See what the potential is.”
– Harvey Schachter via A four-step process for overcoming resistance to creativity in Globe and Mail
“My self-care is meaningless if it’s focused on anything other than growing & healing.”
– Jean Boampong via Rethinking Self-Care When is it just avoidance? in Rookie

“It’s the slow build that makes you into the person that can handle what it is you want. So don’t pressure yourself or berate yourself or criticize yourself by saying to yourself well I couldn’t handle that anyway, I’d definitely would drop the ball on that… it’s OK to be the kind of person who would run away, because you’re training yourself to come to a point where you can handle what you want.”

– Kelly-Ann Maddox in Wonderworker Biz Riff: You’re Not Ready and That’s Ok on Soundcloud

“I learned to embrace my flaws, to make no apology for who I am. I dug deep and I decided that I simply wouldn’t listen when they said my body didn’t fit. This is who I am, the real me, Kate from Reading.”

– Kate Winslet via her WE Day UK speech covered by Vanity Fair

“The internet is neither good nor bad. It’s neutral – it becomes for each of us what we bring to it.”

Glennon Doyle Melton via Oprah magazine, March issue

“My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who I am. To take pride in my thoughts, in my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying that I can’t possibly be loved as much as I am.”

– Anais Nin popped up via The Hoodwitch’s IG

“Where some people have a self, most people have a void, because they are too busy in wasting their vital creative energy to project themselves as this or that.”


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