10 Quotes for A Moment of Self-Love

February 4, 2016

10 Quotes for a Moment of Self-LoveLast week, I wrote about congratulating the little victories throughout your day to build up your confidence and encourage positive motivation. It’s not always easy…we’re busy people. So I’ve collected a list of my favorite quotes that encourage and justify a moment of self-love and gratitude.

Sit quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.

— Basho

You don’t have to be doing everything, all the time, in order to hold your life together. Sometimes you need to just let your life unfold without struggling.

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.â€-Audre Lorde

Treat your self-care seriously.

Success is the progressive realization of enjoying good health.

What better thing to shoot for than a complete sense of well-being in mind, body, and spirit?


Your energy, motivation, inspiration, creativity, focus…all need to be replenished from time to time. This goes for *everyone*.

You Are worth the effort. (1)

“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

If you ever feel deflated and unmotivated, remember that every effort you make honors how valuable you are. Appreciate this priceless opportunity of life you’ve been given. Make the most of it.

Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.

You can’t live your life never being able to take charge of your own time, even for just 10 minutes a day. It’s up to you to take it.

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You have the power to become anyone you want to be.

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.â€- Buddhai

Take responsibility for your own life. That’s not scary–it actually liberates you from feelings of resentment and helplessness, which makes you feel better immediately.

“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.â€

We often deny ourselves the chance to really love something/someone because we’re afraid it’s not the right thing/person. Don’t be at odds with your own heart. When you find something that makes your soul sing, hold close to it.

A jug fills drop by drop.

Whatever you do today absolutely makes a difference, even if you cannot see it. Don’t ever question it.

Which one of these quotes inspire you? 

Also by Megan: How to Get Better When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

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Megan Okonsky
Megan Okonsky is a yoga teacher and writer originally from Philadelphia. After years of living the digital nomad life, she's settled down and resumed regular teaching in Austin, TX. Her favorite classes to teach include gentle yoga at Willow Gardens Yoga Studio and meditation at the Travis County Correctional Facility! Follow her work on her website.


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