Motherhood is hard and self-care is one of the most ignored items on the to-do list that most moms miss. Enjoy these mom self love quotes because being a mother is a blessing and these quotes are a good reminder.
Self-care is an important part of life and especially as a parent. You have to put yourself first to make sure you are able to take care of your children.
Self care is not selfish, it is necessary.
Self-care is about making sure we are healthy on the inside so that we can be healthy on the outside. Taking time for ourselves when we are a parent can be challenging, but there are ways to do it.
It may feel like a luxury but self-care isn’t about getting pampered or doing nice things for yourself. It’s about leaving the house even if just for 30 minutes, reading a book, going for a walk around the block, meditating, getting some sun…
Doing little things that will help you recharge and be better equipped to deal with everyday stressors in life.
Here’s a favourite quote of mine for new moms:
Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effortDeborah Day
Self-Care Quotes For Parents
Here are the best and my favorite self-care quotes for moms.
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
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 sideSusan Weiss Berry
Self-care is taking all the pressures you are facing right now, and deciding to which you will respond, and howImani Shola
I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.Audre Lorde
An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightlyUnknown
Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of youKatie Reed
Self-care is how you take your power backLalah Delia
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 to othersParker Palmer
Taking care of myself doesn’t mean ‘me first.’ It means ‘me, tooL.R. Knost
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 selfBrian Andreas
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.Oscar Wilde
Learning to love yourself is like learning to walk—essential, life-changing, and the only way to stand tall.Vironika Tugaleva
It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.Mandy Hale
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
The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.Steve Maraboli
Self care is not a waste of time. Self care makes your use of time more sustainableJackie Viramontez
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-loveMiya Yamanouchi
Doing something nice for myself is not selfish.Christine Morgan
Carve out and claim the time to care for yourself and kindle your own fireAmy Ippoliti
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affectionBuddha
Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.Etty Hillesum
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 – unpluggedJoan Marques
You aren’t doing “nothing” when you choose to put your wellbeing first. In fact, this is the key to having everythingBrittany Burgunder
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
Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day and the rest will fall into placeUnknown
Be you, love you. All ways, alwaysAlexandra Elle
You owe yourself the love that you so freely give othersUnknown
Take the time today to love yourself. You deserve itAvina Celeste
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
Talk to yourself like you would to someone you loveBrené Brown
The love and attention you always thought you wanted from someone else, is the love and attention you first need to give to yourself.Bryant McGillns
Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to othersChristopher Germer
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incompleteJack Kornfield
Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.Akiroq Brost
When we give ourselves compassion, we are opening our hearts in a way that can transform our lives.Kristin Neff
Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.Pema Chodron
Being extremely honest with oneself is a good exercise.Sigmund Freud
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
For us to feel good emotionally, we have to look after ourselves.Sam Owen
Gaurd the doors of your temple, do not let anyone pollute it with their mess.Patricio Telman Chincocolo
Every morning, look in the mirror and affirm positive words into your lifeLailah Gifty Akita
Stepping out of the busyness, stopping our endless pursuit of getting somewhere else, is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spiritTara Brach
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
Do something every day that is loving toward your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your bodyGolda Poretsky
When the body forces you to STOP it’s saying, hey buddy, you’ve gone too far.Jacqueline Escolme
Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illnessEdward Stanley
Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including youAnne Lamott
The perfect man of old looked after himself first before looking to help othersChuang Tzu
Practice self-rescue first before you ‘help’ someone elseMaureen Joyce Connolly
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 vesselEleanor Brown
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.Maya Angelou
No more martyring myselfSharon E. Rainey
You can’t take care of anyone else unless you first take care of yourselfMichael Hyatt
Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others.Bryant McGill
How to practice self-care
Before you can have self-care, you have to identify what that means to you. Self-care is different for everyone.
Figure out what works best for you. You can plan out your self-care time as much or as little as you want. Writing down what you want to do for self-care can help you stick to it and make it a priority.
If you have kids, you may find that your self-care time is limited and that can be frustrating. If that’s the case, try to find ways to incorporate self-care into your day.
For example, if you have a few minutes between kids and want to read, start a book club with your friends or family members and meet online. If you can go for a quick walk around your neighborhood, that’s great too. Little things like these can help you stay sane when you have little spoons to spare.
We often associate reading with being a child. But we all know that we are never too old to be read to.
Whether you are a child or not, reading is a form of self-care that is proven to reduce stress. Reading has the power to take you to the places you’ve never been, to the places you wish you could go and even to the places you have been.
Reading is one of the best ways to relax, unwind and escape from the stress of every day life. Reading also allows you to learn new things as well as expand your vocabulary which can be a great help in all aspects of life especially when trying to have a conversation with someone.
Reading can be done whenever and wherever, it can be done in a long bath. It can be done on the couch, the beach, in bed, on the train or in the park. Depending on your interest, you can read just about anything from magazines to literature.
Exercise is an important part of self-care and it’s something that everyone can do. Not only does exercise benefit your physical health, but it also releases endorphins that make you feel happier and more relaxed.
Exercise is a wonderful way to de-stress and can help take your mind off of other things. When you feel stressed, exercise can help you find a positive outlet for your emotions.
When you are a parent, you have to have a lot of patience and exercise is a great way to release those frustrations. Exercise can be as simple as walking, gardening or playing with your kids. There are also many different types of activities that you can do with your kids.
When you are a parent, you are constantly on the go. You have to be ready to stop and take care of your children before getting where you need to be. It’s easy to feel like there’s no time to yourself or to make time for things you enjoy.
Meditation is something that you can do just about anywhere. You can do it in bed before you fall asleep, in the car, on the couch, in the garden or wherever you feel comfortable. You can even take a few minutes to meditate while your kids are taking a nap for your mental health.
Meditating helps you to slow down and reconnect to yourself. It helps to put things into perspective and to get a better grasp on how you are feeling.
Meditation is a great way to ease yourself into self-care. It is designed to be something that is easy to fit into your day no matter how busy you are. It is a great way to build your self-care routine and to make sure that you are taking care of yourself so you don’t pour from an empty cup.
When you are a parent, you are constantly inside. It is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day activities and forget to get outside. Getting fresh air and being outside can help you to clear your head and let go of all of the stress from the day.
It can help you to recharge and to feel more positive. Visiting a park, going for a walk or sitting outside with a good book are all great ways to go outside. You can even go outside for a few minutes just to disconnect from the day and to breathe in some fresh air.
Going outside is a great way to incorporate self-care into your daily routine. It is something that you can do no matter what your schedule is like. It can be just as relaxing as any other type of self-care and it is something that you can do with your kids.
Go To Nature
Nature is one of the best places to go to find moments of calm and peace. Being in nature can make you feel like you are away from the hustle and bustle of the world and can make you feel more grounded and connected to yourself.
Whether you are visiting the beach, the mountains or a nearby park, being in nature has been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety.
Childhood is a time when we learn how to take care of ourselves and when we form our self-esteem.
When we are adults, we have to remember how we took care of ourselves when we were kids and apply those same principles to our lives now that we are parents.
Self-care isn’t about getting flowers or fancy chocolates. It can be as simple as having an ice cream on a hot day or taking a hot bath when you are stressed out.
It is finding what works best for you and making sure that you are taking time for yourself.