Today I want to talk about Self-care and Self-love.
Everyone assigns different meanings to it. But if it brings happiness to you, then it is right!
What does "Self-care" mean?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines self-care as “the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider”.
Fundamental principles for self-care include aspects of the individual (e.g. self-reliance, empowerment, autonomy, personal responsibility, self-efficacy), hygiene (general and personal); nutrition (type and quality of food eaten); lifestyle (sporting activities, leisure, etc.); environmental factors (living conditions, social habits, etc.); socioeconomic factors (income level, cultural beliefs, etc.); and self-medication.
In total, it means the ability to take care of the self and protect from anything harmful to the body and mind of an individual. Again, we are facing psychological, economical, social, physiological problems during this period of COVID-19 and the need for self-care and love for self is very much needed. During these times of difficulty, the infinite love and care we can offer ourselves can help us face these problems with more hope!
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Here I have brought 50 inspirational quotes on self-care and self-love by some famous personalities for reminding us each day how significant it is to put yourself first and have some "ME time".
50 self-care/self-love quotes
“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”
– Etty Hillesum
"There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.”
– Helen Keller
“What gets scary is when your self-worth is tied up in what strangers think of you.” - Emma Watson
“The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.”
– E. E. Cummings
"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
– Carl Gustav Jung
“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously” – Unknown
"Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness."
- Deborah Day
"It's The End Of The World. Have A Drink With Us." –Harley Quinn
“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.”
― Aldous Huxley
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style.” – Maya Angelou
Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself.”
— Tyra Banks
“You get to decide what kind of king you are going to be.” —Black Panther
“We turn not older with years but newer every day.”
— Emily Dickinson
“Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, colour, sounds, and work that nourish you.” – Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy
“How you treat yourself is how you are inviting others to treat you”
“Talk to yourself once in a day, otherwise, you may miss meeting an excellent person in this world.”
Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
– William S Burroughs
“Regardless of how anyone else feels about me, I am going to choose to love myself today”
“In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you” – Andrea Dkystra
“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”
– Anna Quindlen
“No one can win every battle, but no man should fall without a struggle.” –Spiderman
“We all have powers of one kind or another.” –Spiderman
“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”
— M. Scott Peck
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”
— Maya Angelou
“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.”—Buddha
“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.”
— Hermann Hesse
“Self-care means giving yourself permission to pause.”
— Cecilia Tran
“If you truly love life, don’t waste time because time is what life is made of.” –Bruce Lee
"If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit."
"Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live."
- Jim Rohn
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” – Brene Brown
“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.”
– Maxwell Maltz
“I'm not saying become vain and narcissistic. But, I'm saying, sometimes, you just need a moment. And give yourself that minute. Just that minute helps so much.”
“Now I am older, I understand we have to accept who we are.” – Jackie Chan.
“Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.”
Heroes are made by the path they choose, not the powers they are graced with.
– Iron Man
"You can take away my house, all my tricks and toys. One thing you can’t take away… I am Iron Man." - Iron Man
“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance”
– Oscar Wilde
"The best lesson I have learned in life came from the worst feeling I ever felt in life."
— Jay Shetty
“Maybe other people will try to limit me but I don’t limit myself.” – Jim Carrey
“Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.”
– William Shakespeare
“Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.”
– Will Smith
"There's only one you. Understand who you are, your uniqueness." –Priyanka Chopra
“You have to be okay on your own before you can have a healthy relationship with another person.”
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”
– Anne Lamott
“The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself” – Maya Angelou
“If someone ever says you’re weird say thank you.”
– Ellen Degeneres
“Be you, love you. All ways, always.”
— Alexandra Elle
“That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.” ―Charlie Chaplin
Have a caring day!