50 Inspiring Self Care Quotes for Busy Moms

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As a busy mom, we know just how hard it is to take care of ourselves at times. We are more apt to put everyone else before us and our own self-care. But did you know to be a good mom we have to take care of ourselves as well? These self-care quotes are some of our favorites!

We are sharing these awesome self care quotes with you so you know how important it is to take care of you and to motivate you to take some time for you because you are important too!

Self Care Quotes for Busy Moms

50 Self Care Quotes for Busy Moms

Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we’re scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don’t have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.

— Michelle Obama

Be kind. Be patient. Be generous. Be accepting. Be all of these things to yourself. That is where it begins.

— Seed & Song

You are worth the quiet moment. You are worth the deeper breaths and you are worth the time it takes to slow down, be still, and rest.

— Morgan Harper Nichols

When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings you joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.

— Jean Shinoda Bolen

Surround yourself with those who reflect your own beauty and brilliance back into your heart.

— Seed & Song

You are beautiful and worthy of good things, and if you don’t believe that, nobody will.

— Rachel Hollis

If you are to be a light for those you love, you must find ways to nourish yourself, to feed your fire & keep it burning.

— Seed & Song

It’s okay to take time for yourself. We give so much of ourselves to others, and we need to be fueled both physically and mentally. If we are in balance, it helps us in all our interactions.

— Faith Hill

Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.

— Lalah Delia

An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.

— Unknown

Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.

— Akiroq Brost

Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.

— Brene Brown

Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.”

— Katie Reed

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 honoring them.

— Kristi Ling

There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by my self.

— Brian Andreas

When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.

— Paulo Coelho

You Yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

— Buddha

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

— Oscar Wilde

Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

— Lucille Ball

Self-care has become a new priority – the revelation that it’s perfectly permissible to listen to your body and do what it needs.

— Frances Ryan

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.

— Anne Lamott

Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.

— Anna Taylor

Our soul is like a soft and gentle flower, it needs to be nurtured, cared for, tended to, with sufficient sunlight, fresh air and freedom to bloom into its most precious and beautiful form. This, my friend, is self-love.

— Miya Yamanouchi

Take time off. The world will not fall apart without you.

— Malebo Sephodi

It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make happiness a priority. It’s necessary.

— Mandy Hale

Carve out and claim the time to care for yourself and kindle your own fire.

— Amy Ippoliti

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

— Vironika Tugaleva

Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.

— Stephen Covey

You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.

— R. Z

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.

— Etty Hillesum

By taking care of myself I have so much more to offer the world than I do when I am running on empty.

— Ali Washington

I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.

— Audre Lorde

To meditate means to go home to yourself. Then you know how to take care of the things that are happening inside you, and you know how to take care of the things that happen around you.

— Thich Nhat Han

There is enough time for self-care. There is not enough time to make up for the life you’ll miss by not filling yourself up.

— Jennifer Williamson

Doing nothing has become one of the lost luxuries in these hectic times. But doing nothing, even for five minutes, can be rejuvenating. Go for it: You – unplugged.

— Joan Marques

Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.

— Eleanor Brown

Taking care of myself doesn’t mean ‘Me First’, it means ‘Me Too.

— L.R. Knost

Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.

— Pema Chodron

You aren’t doing “nothing” when you choose to put your wellbeing first. In fact, this is the key to having everything.

— Brittany Burgunder

Breathe deeply and allow yourself to let go. If you were able to let it into your world, you are able to let it go.

— Seed & Song

Take care of yourself as if you’re the most awesome person you’ve ever met.

— Jen Sincero

When we give ourselves compassion, we are opening our hearts in a way that can transform our lives.

— Kristin Neff

When you take care of yourself, you’re a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better.

— Solange Knowles

Sometimes self-care is exercising and eating right. Sometimes it’s spending time with loved ones or taking a nap. And sometimes it’s watching an entire series of television in one weekend while you lounge around in your pyjamas. Whatever soothes your soul.

— Unknown

I also learned what I and many other wives were doing wrong. We were neglecting ourselves. We were born women yet were taking care of our roles as mom, employee or wife before we took care of ourselves. But in order to adequately fulfill those roles, we have to put ourselves first.

— Elona Washington

Take the time today to love yourself. You deserve it.

— Avina Celeste

Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are, let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it.

— C Assad

In my own deepening understanding of myself I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well. The better I am at self-care the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.

— Mary Anne Radmacher

Be you, love you. All ways, always.

— Alexandra Elle

Self-care is not a luxury. Indeed not. It allows us to show up in this tumultuous world as the best versions of ourselves.

— Seed & Song

There you have it! Our 50 favorite self care quotes for busy moms! Do you have a favorite? Share in the comments!

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