We spend so much of our time taking care of others and focusing on all the things that need to get done. In the midst of it all, it’s easy to forget about ourselves or to let self-care tumble to the bottom of our priority list. It’s easy to convince ourselves that it’s okay to ignore our own needs or “wait until later” (which hardly ever happens). And it’s all too easy to go without the time, care, and compassion that we need.
You know how that turns out. One day we realize that not only are we busy, but now we’re also tired, cranky, eating too much, and more than a bit frustrated with the whole state of affairs.
Sometimes all it takes is a nudge, a gentle reminder of what (who!) is important, to get things back on track. Here are some inspiring quotes about self-care, self-compassion, and reminders about why you really do deserve and need to be on your priority list.