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32 Quotes on How Self-Love and Self-Care Go Hand in Hand

Updated: Apr 29

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Self-care and self-love simply go hand in hand, you cannot have one without the other. The moment you have one the other follows.

If you love yourself, you will automatically take good care of yourself.

If you take good care of yourself, you see that you are worth loving and you will begin to love yourself.


They belong together, they are one and the same, one without the other doesn’t make any sense.


What comes first? Do you have to love yourself first before you can take care of yourself or do you take care of yourself when you don’t feel you are worthy of being taken care of, how does that work?


It’s hard to start taking care of yourself when you don’t even like yourself (let alone love yourself). But, YES, absolutely. That is where you need to start.


Remember, self-care is anything that makes your life easier, lower stress levels, relaxes you, calms you, makes you smile, relieves pressure from you (physical or mental), makes you feel good…

You could start with baby steps, just doing one thing each day to start a self-care plan.

Some example of simple self-care steps to take today:

·         Take a walk in the park, on the beach, by a lake or river.


·         Create a home spa and relax with a face mask and a foot soak.


·         Curl up with a good book.


·         Have an early night.


·         Eat healthy all day


·         Drink lots of water (if you don’t already)


·         Start exercising


·         Do the thing you’ve been putting off (that is playing on your mind)


All of these are self-care, and all of these will help you on the way to loving yourself and discovering that you are worthy of love and care from others, but most importantly, that you are worthy of it from yourself.

Let these self care quotes inspire you to love and take good care of you!

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1. Learning to love yourself is like learning to walk; essential, life-        changing, and the only way to stand tall. - Vironika Tugaleva

2. Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort. - Deborah Day

3. When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn't healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs, and habits - anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving. - Kim McMillen

4. Caring for your body, mind and spirit is your greatest and grandest responsibility. It's about listening to the needs of your soul and then honouring them. - Kristi Ling

5. Taking care of yourself doesn't mean - me first, it means - me too. - L. R. Knost

6. Don't wait to get a compliment from someone else, pay yourself one. – Lisa Edwards

7. If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. – Marvin Gaye

8. Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it. – Maya Angelou

9. The more I take care of myself, the more prosperous I am. - Cheryl Richardson

10. How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you. - Rupi Kaur

11. Your subconscious mind is paying attention to how you treat yourself. - Sam Owen

12. Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, colour, sounds, and work that nourish you. - Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

13. Do not tolerate disrespect from anyone - not even from yourself. – Unknown

14. It aint what they call you, it's what you answer to. - W.C. Fields

15. And I said to my body, softly, 'I want to be your friend.' It took a long breath, and replied ' I have been waiting, my whole life for this.' – Unknown

16. Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it. - Thaddeus Goals

17. It's ok to cry when there's too much on your mind - the clouds rain too when they get heavy. - Unknown

18. Have patience with all things but first of all with yourself. Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being. You are perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist. And no amount of triumphs or tribulations can ever change that. – St Francis de Sales

19. Allow yourself to enjoy each happy moment in your life. – Steve Maraboli

20. With every act of self-care, your authentic self gets stronger, and the critical, fearful mind gets weaker. Every act of self-care is a powerful declaration: I am on my side; I am on my side: each day I am more and more on my own side. - Susan Weiss Berry

21. Life begins the moment you realise you don't have to prove anything to anyone. – Unknown

22. There are only a few people in this world who will stay 100% true to you. And you should be one of them. – Marc & Angel

23. It doesn't matter what we do until we accept ourselves. Once we accept ourselves. It doesn't matter what we do. - Charley Heavenrich

24. Self-approval and self-acceptance in the now are the main keys to positive change in every area of our lives. – Louise Hay

25. Never beat up on yourself for what may seem like a mistake. It was necessary for you to walk that path to learn those lessons. – Unknown

26. Finish each day before you begin the next and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

27. The patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own life. Don't take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop. - Quintin Regestein

28. Above all things, respect yourself. – Pythagoras

29. The only reason the grass is greener on the other side is because someone is watering it and caring for it. – Unknown

30. Sweatpants are bad for morale. - Diane E. Muldrow

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