8 self-care quotes to remind you to take better care of YOU!

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A few months ago I shared a quotes post and it’s one of my most popular posts on Pinterest, so I’m guessing lots of you like quotes too!

I’m a big believer in the power of well-placed to lift the spirits and soothe the soul.

Quotes are also a great way of sharing everyday wisdom. Wisdom we’re often too busy, and too caught up in the day-to-day to remember. Just like self-care.

All mums, but especially single mums, need to make self-care a top priority. We’re no good to anyone else, including our kids, if we don’t.

It might feel indulgent to take a day off to go to a spa with a friend – I did this last week! – but it isn’t. It’s essential self-care that enables you to be a better you, instead of a frazzled, exhausted, mess.

So, I suggest picking your favourite amongst these and putting it up somewhere you’ll see it every day. Hopefully it’ll remind you to take a few moments – or perhaps a whole day – for yourself.

Then read THIS POST to come up with a few self-care ideas and get them booked into your schedule!

My favourite self-care quotes

1 | “Ask yourself what you need every day and make sure you get it.”

– Jane Travis

2 | “When you say “yes” to others make sure you are not saying “no” to yourself.”

– Paulo Coehlo

Self-care quotes for single mothers - Paolo Coehlo

3 | “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.”

– Unknown

4 | “I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit.”

– Elizabeth Gilbert

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

– Anne Lamott

6 | “Embrace the glorious mess that you are.”

– Elizabeth Gilbert

Self-care quotes for single mothers - Elizabeth Gilbert

7 | “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

8 | “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

Do you have a favourite quotes that helps you remember to take care of you first? Let me know in the comments.

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  1. Yes! I need all the reminders I can get! I used to have a little inspirational quote stuck up on my wall but it got lost when we moved house and I never replaced it. You have given me some great choices for my replacement! #brillblogposts

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