Inspiring Self-Care Quotes for Caregivers

By Jennifer McDougall 
You can be the most “put together” person in the world, but you still need self-care. It’s a valuable practice that will help you stay healthy and balanced no matter who you are or what your life looks like. Incorporating acts of self-care in your daily routine will help you discover mental clarity as you better your overall wellbeing. If you are a caregiver and spend most of your day caring for your loved ones, taking time for yourself is crucial. Write these quotes down, or print them out and set them in a place where you will see them throughout the day and be reminded that you deserve the same love and care you keep giving others.
“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.”
–Deborah Day
“Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”
– Eleanor Brown
“Self-care is how you take your power back.”
– Lalah Delia
“An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.”
– Unknown
“Your breathing is your greatest friend. Return to it in all your troubles, and you will find comfort and guidance.”
– Unknown
“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
“How we care for ourselves gives our brain messages that shape our self-worth, so we must care for ourselves in every way, every day.”
– Sam Owen
“You must replace your vicious stress cycle with a vicious cycle of self-care.”
– Dr. Sara Gottfried
“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
“In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have a long-term perspective.”
– Dalai Lama

One Comment Add yours

  1. shikaardeta says:

    I am definitely saving this post! Love these quotes!


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