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When I was struggling to find my place in school, college or life in general, I wished someone told me that loving myself for who I am is enough. There is no need to fit a square peg into a round hole – everybody is different and we need to accept ourselves and grow ourselves to be who we were meant to be.

Now as an older adult, I realised that self-care and self-love are not just important, they are pivotal if we want an awesome life. Regardless of where you are in life, remember that you only have this self to live with – make yourself a priority.

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With that in mind, here are 31 inspirational quotes on self-care and self-love to inspire you for the month ahead.

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” – Brene Brown

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“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

“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously” – Unknown

“Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.” – Jennifer Elisabeth

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

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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou

“Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are.” 
– Turcois Ominek

“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

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” – Etty Hillesum

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“Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourish you.” – Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

“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

“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 is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you” -Katie reed

“How you treat yourself is how you are inviting others to treat you” – Unknown

“The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself” – Maya Angelou

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“Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.” Lou Holtz

“The body must be nourished, physically, emotionally and spiritually. We’re spiritually starved in this culture-not underfed but undernourished.” – Carol Hornig

“Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” – Bible (NIV)

“You cant pour from an empty cup, take care of yourself first” – Unknown

“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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“If it costs you your peace, it’s too expensive” – Ellyandgrace.com

“Life’s too short to spend it at war with yourself” – Unknown

“In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you” – Andrea Dkystra

“Regardless of how anyone else feels about me, I am going to choose to love myself today” – Unknown

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield

“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

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms” -Unknown

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Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts your life will start to change. – unknown

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

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies” – Bible (NIV)

“Guard the doors of your temple, do not let anyone pollute it with there mess.”― Patricio Telman Chincocolo

If these quotes have helped you in any way or form, do drop me a note below so that I can do more posts like this.

For those who are yoga practitioners, I have also written a similar Inspirational Yoga Quotes article to power you up for the month ahead.

XoXo until next time.