Mental Health Self-Care Quotes – Reminders To Stop & Recharge

Encouraging quotes about self-care from a mental health perspective. 

Taking care of our own mental health is crucial for living a balanced and happy life. 

Just as we take care of our physical health by attempting to eat healthy and exercising, we also need to prioritize our mental well-being.

This is where self-care comes in.

Self-care involves any activity that we do intentionally to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.

It can be as simple as going for a walk, reading a book, talking to a trusted friend or having some alone time. It will be individual and different at various times in our lives. 

One of the ways that self-care can help us improve our mental health is by reducing stress and anxiety. When we take the time to care for ourselves, we give ourselves a chance to relax and recharge. 

The following quotes can be a great way to motivate ourselves to practice self-care, particularly for our mental health. They can serve as a reminder to take a break, prioritize our mental health, and be kind to ourselves. Here are some inspiring quotes to get you started:

Self Care Quotes For Mental Health


“Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” Eleanor Brown


“Care for your psyche…know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves.” Socrates


“The greatest wealth is health.” Virgil


“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” Buddha


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


“Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.” Ralph Marston


“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


“Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.” Pema Chödrön


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


“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Audre Lorde


“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” Christopher Germer


“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously.” Sophia Bush


“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” William S. Burroughs


“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.” Bell Hooks


Quotes For Mental Health Self-Care


“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” Hermann Hesse


“Mental health is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.” Noam Shpancer


“Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.” Joubert Botha


“The only way out is through.” Robert Frost


“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” Anna Quindlen


“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


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


I hope these quotes inspire you to take care of your mental health and prioritize self-care at all times.

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