23 Quotes from books about self care

Here are 23 quotes from books that show the importance of self care.

1. “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, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

2. “The world is a dark place, and bad things happen that we can’t control. People we love can disappoint us, hurt us and finding forgiveness is hard… but music is there. If it disappoints you, all you have to do is change the track.”
Alechia Dow, The Sound of Stars

3. “The fear of failure can paralyze you. The reluctance to make decisions or take steps can often be traced back to the fear of failing in some way. To succeed, however, you have to accept the risk of failure, as well as the risk of success. Sometimes that, too, can be a scary prospect.”
Arin Murphy-Hiscock, The Witch’s Book of Self-Care: Magical Ways to Pamper, Soothe, and Care for Your Body and Spirit

4. “If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.”
Victoria Moran, Lit From Within: Tending Your Soul For Lifelong Beauty

5. “You can do this, and if you can’t do it today, you’ll do it tomorrow. You are not a failure.”
Alisha Rai, Wrong to Need You

6. “While it can be therapeutic to put something off, procrastination or ignoring a problem isn’t self-care; in fact, it’s the opposite. Ignoring a problem just makes it more of a problem. Self-care involves scheduling things so that they don’t reach problem status and includes being kind to your future self by not leaving her a mess to handle.”
― Arin Murphy-Hiscock, The Witch’s Book of Self-Care: Magical Ways to Pamper, Soothe, and Care for Your Body and Spirit

7. “You don’t have to love yourself in muttered whispers, while loving everyone else with a megaphone.”
Jasmine Farrell, Release: YOU

8. “When you love people, you are curious about who they are, what they think, and how they feel. You watch them closely, wondering about their experience and what you can do to make it more enjoyable. You feel compassion for their pain and seek to make it more bearable. You are eager to learn the unique language of their existence. You want to under-stand them, inspire them, heal them. What if you could look at yourself this way?”
Vironika Tugaleva, The Art of Talking to Yourself

9. “We need to start treating ourselves how we deserve to be treated, even if you feel that no one else does. Prove to the world you ARE worth something by treating yourself with the utmost respect and hope that other people will follow your example. And even if they don’t, at least one person in the world is treating you well: YOU.”
Carrie Hope Fletcher, All I Know Now: Wonderings and Reflections on Growing Up Gracefully

10. “If you want to help her, you need to help yourself first. No one serves their friends by grinding themselves into dust on the altar of compassion.”
Seanan McGuire, In an Absent Dream

11. “If you want to live an authentic, meaningful life, you need to master the art of disappointing and upsetting others, hurting feelings, and living with the reality that some people just won’t like you. It may not be easy, but it’s essential if you want your life to reflect your deepest desires, values, and needs.”
Cheryl Richardson, The Art of Extreme Self-Care: Transform Your Life One Month at a Time

12. “Exactly what are you wanting to teach your children? -How to love and care for themselves, or how to neglect and abandon themselves? Self-sarifice is NOT setting a good example.”
Miya Yamanouchi, Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

13. “Taking pride in your appearance is not the same as vanity. It is vitally important that you understand the difference.”
M.A. Larson, Pennyroyal Academy

14. “You always say such lovely things to me, Red. Do you say them to yourself?”
Talia Hibbert, Get a Life, Chloe Brown

15. “It’s important to keep in mind that WE decide the value people have in our lives, which means we can significantly control how much they affect us. It also means we can decide on how much space they can take up in our minds.”
Chidera Eggerue, How To Get Over A Boy

16. “Sometimes achieving baby steps are better than tripping over too long a step.”
Chantelle Lambert, Life as a Mother: From the Diamonds to the Dirt of Motherhood

17. “Your personal wellness is not only about you.”
Melissa Steginus, Self Care at Work: How to Reduce Stress, Boost Productivity, and Do More of What Matters

18. “We each have one life, and we are entitled to living it on our own terms.”
Fatima Mohammed, Higher Heels, Bigger Dreams

19. “It is not weakness to open your heart. It does not make you less of a man to ask for help. To turn to someone when you’re vulnerable. To need a shoulder to cry on. You don’t have to bear the weight of anything by yourself.”
Marie Lu, Rebel

20. “What you allow inside of you will settle there unless you find an effective way to work it out.”
Malebo Sephodi, Miss Behave

21. “Life is finite. (Duh.) Time is valuable. (Ditto.) And so am I. I’m valuable. I’m starting to treat myself as valuable.”
Louie Anderson, Hey Mom: Stories for My Mother, But You Can Read Them Too

22. “Don’t feel bad for wanting what you want and going for it.”
Izey Victoria Odiase, 99 Quotes and Affirmations For Self-Love & Personal Development

23. “Just when you feel you have no time to relax, know that this is the moment you most need to make time to relax.”
Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive

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