What does self-care have to do with overeating? If you’re a busy woman, the answer is quite a lot. How many times have you turned to food, eaten past the point of fullness, or made a choice you really wished you hadn’t, and told yourself it’s because I deserve it?
It’s awfully easy to reach for something to eat as a substitute for really nourishing your soul or tending to your spirit (or your mind, or your body, or your needs), and when we’re busy, it can be tempting to shortchange ourselves instead of saying no to the other items that are calling to us from our calendars.
When we ignore the need for self-care, we always pay a price.
The flip side, is that when we make the effort to prioritize what we really need and crave, food often loses the grip we thought it had.
Need some reminders or some inspiration for making self-care a priority? Here are some powerful motivational quotes about self-care.
You can’t be a resource for others unless you nourish yourself. – Alexandra Stoddard
Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths. – Etty Hillesum
Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners. – William Shakespeare
Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. – Barbara De Angelis
When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water. – Benjamin Franklin
The soul’s joy lies in doing. – Percy Bysshe Shelley
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. – Jim Rohn
The best part of your story is when it changes. – Bella Bloom