70 Self Care Sunday Quotes To Inspire You

Sundays… the perfect day to look after yourself, giving yourself enough time to relax and rejuvenate before another week begins.

This is where the popular practice and term ‘self-care Sunday’ comes in.

To embrace this perfect day I have some beautiful self-care Sunday quotes to give you the motivation to find your inner peace this Sunday.

coffee in hand and relaxing

Before I share these inspirational quotes, here’s a little more on ‘Self-Care Sunday’…

What is Self Care Sunday?

Self-care Sunday has become a popular phrase in recent years, which gives us permission to take a much-needed break.

For many, Sundays have always been a day of the week to get a little relaxation so why also make this an official day for self-care?!

Whether you use the whole day for your self-care practice or a small portion, the goal is to make sure you do a little something that makes you feel good this Sunday.

What Do You Do for Self-Care Sunday?

I’m glad you asked! 

Well, self-care Sunday is down to doing what feeds your mind, body and soul. There are actually are 5 different types of self-care needed for a balanced life.

  • Emotional
  • Spiritual
  • Physical
  • Social
  • Intellectual

So, you can do things like:

  • Drink a cozy cup of tea
  • Write in a journal
  • Take a long walk
  • Do something you love
  • Have coffee with a friend
  • Do an at home spa day
  • Meal prep for the week ahead

To dedicate a Sunday for self-care I encourage you to check out my post: 47 of the Best Self Care Sunday Ideas for lots of ideas, based on how much time you have. There are things you can do whether you dedicate Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon or all day.

You can also check out my self-care planner printable worksheets that include 75 self-care activities you can use – for each category mentioned above.

70 Self Care Sunday Quotes To Inspire You Today

We’re starting off with one of my all-time favourite quotes which focuses on self-love and self-care…

Love yourself first and everything else falls in line - Lucille Ball

1. “Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” — Lucille Ball

2. “Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.” — William Shakespeare

3. “Women, in particular, need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we’re scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don’t have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.” — Michelle Obama

4. “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

5 .“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Maya Angelou

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

Self care quote by Audrey Lorde

7. “I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” — Audre Lorde

8. “Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” — Princess Diana

9. “When you take care of yourself, you’re a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better.” — Solange Knowles

10. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.”

– Steve Maraboli

11. “Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively.” — Sharon Salzberg

12. “The feeling of being valuable is a cornerstone of self-discipline because when you consider yourself valuable you will take care of yourself – including things like using your time well. In this way, self-discipline is self-caring.” — M. Scott Peck

13. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oscar Wilde self care & self love quote

14. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” — Oscar Wilde

15. “When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.” — Shannon L. Alder

16. “Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.” — Katie Reed

17. “Self-care is so much more than a beauty regimen or an external thing you do. It has to start within your heart to know what you need to navigate your life. A pedicure doesn’t last, but meditating every day does.”

– Carrie-Anne Moss

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Dedicate The Time You Need for Self Care This Sunday

A little reminder that to find time for self-care means you need to make the time.

Block out your calendar, tell your family you aren’t available, or leave the house!

Whatever you need to do to make time for the act of looking after yourself – do it.

18. “When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.

– Paulo Coelho

​​It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. — Diane Von Furstenberg

19. “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” — Dr. Seuss

20. “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

self care quote Akiroq Brost

21. “Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.” — Akiroq Brost

22. “I had repeatedly accepted inappropriate burdens, stepping in to do what needed to be done. In retrospect, I think I carried them well, but the cost was that I was chronically overloaded, weary, and short of time for politicking, smoothing ruffled feathers, and simply resting.” — Mary Catherine Bateson

23. “You always have to remember to take care of yourself first and foremost, because when you stop taking care of yourself you get out of balance and you really forget how to take care of others.” – Jada Pinkett Smith

24. “Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” — Dolly Parton

25. “Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.” — Benjamin franklin

26. “It’s okay to take time for yourself. We give so much of ourselves to others and we need to be fueled both physically and mentally. If we are in balance, it helps us in all our interactions.” — Faith Hill

27. “Any woman can look her best if she feels good in her skin. It’s not a question of clothes or makeup. It’s how she sparkles.” — Sophia Loren

28. “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” — Rupi Kaur

29. “If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.” — Banksy

30. “Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” — Eleanor Brown

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Sunday Self Care Quotes Reminding You to Rest

Resting on a Sunday gives you the energy needed to start another busy week.

Here are some inspirational quotes to motivate you to wind down.

Dalai Lama self care quote

31. “If you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.” — Dalai lama

32. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” — Oprah Winfrey

self care quote from Anne Lamott

33. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” — Anne Lamott

34. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” — Buddha

35. “Don’t take your health for granted. Don’t take your body for granted. Do something today that communicates to your body that you desire to care for it.” — Jada Pinkett Smith

36. “Carve out and claim the time to care for yourself and kindle your own fire.” — Amy Ippoliti

Cecilia Tran self care Sunday quote

37. “Self-care means giving yourself permission to pause.” — Cecilia Tran

38. “When you can’t find your purpose in a day, make it to look after yourself.” ― Dodie Clark

39. “As important as it is to have a plan for doing work, it is perhaps more important to have a plan for rest, relaxation, self-care, and sleep.” ― Akiroq Brost

40. “Closing your eyes and listening to silence is self-care.” ―Maxime Lagacé

41. “The mind has two abilities – one is to focus, the other is to expand and relax.” — Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

42. “Self-care is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.” — Audre Lorde

Quotes for the Best Self Care Sunday Ever

43. “Wake up this Sunday and talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” — Brené Brown

44. “Sunday is the day to give yourself all the love and care you didn’t on the weekdays.” – Unknown

45. “Sunday is the perfect day to refuel your soul and to be grateful for each and every one of your blessings.”

– Unknown

46. “Sunday was always the best of days for being the self you had intended to be, but were not, for one reason or another. ” — Jesse Ball

47. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” — Charles Bukowski

self care Sunday quote from L.R. Knost

48. “Taking care of myself doesn’t mean “me first.” It means “me, too.” — L.R. Knost

49. “I always give myself Sundays as a spiritual base of renewal—a day when I do absolutely nothing. I sit in my jammies or take a walk, and I allow myself time to BE—capital B-E—with myself.” ― Oprah Winfrey

50. “Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.” — Joseph Addison

51. “A Sunday well spent brings a week of content.” — Unknown

52. “Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.” — Albert Schweitzer

More Powerful Self Care Quotes To Motivate You

53. “Honestly, self-care is not fluffy. It’s something we should take seriously.” — Kris Carr

54. “Self-care is the non-negotiable. That’s the thing that you have to do. And beauty is the thing that can be the benefit of the self-care. Beauty is not the point. Beauty is just a cute side-effect from self-care.” — Jonathan Van Ness

55. “One person’s self-care isn’t necessarily another’s—there is going to be a lot of individuality.” — Gail Saltz, M.D.

56. “With every act of self-care your authentic self gets stronger, and the critical, fearful mind gets weaker. Every act of self-care is a powerful declaration: I am on my side, I am on my side, each day I am more and more on my own side.” — Susan Weiss Berry

57. “There is enough time for self-care. There is not enough time to make up for the life you’ll miss by not filling yourself up.” — Jennifer Williamson

58. “Self-care means considering yourself a worthwhile person and presenting yourself as valuable, capable, and deserving. In other words, self-care seeks to redress an imbalance that develops when you don’t take proper care of yourself, whether by inattention or by choice.” ― Arin Murphy-Hiscock

59. “Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can.”

― Louisa May Alcott

60. “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” ― Dalai Lama

61. “You don’t have to set yourself on fire to keep others warm.” ― Penny Reid

62. “If it costs you your peace, it’s too expensive.” ― Unknown

63. “Relationship status: committed to growth, self-love, and inner peace.” ― Unknown

64. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” — Lalah Delia

65. “I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.” — Tony Robbins

66. “Self-care is never a selfish act — it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” — Parker Palmer

67. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” — Stephen Covey

68. “Self care is not a waste of time. Self care makes your use of time more sustainable.” ―Jackie Viramontez

69. “Self-care equals success. You’re going to be more successful if you take care of yourself and you’re healthy.” — Beth Behrs

70. “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” — Sydney J. Harris

When It Comes to Self Care, Remember this…

Self-care is not a selfish act. Plain and simple. Instead, self-care is a way to look after your true self.

I hope these powerful Sunday self-care quotes are a little reminder that…

  • You deserve rest and rejuvenation
  • You can’t pour from an empty cup
  • Looking after yourself is a must if you want/need to look after others
  • Self-care Sunday is a time you can do what you need most
  • Sometimes self-care is what you need to get through a difficult time

How to use these Inspiring Self Care Quotes

Apart from reading these quotes, there are a few ways you can use them to give you motivation every Sunday! Here are some examples:

  • Save this post to your self-care Pinterest board (you can also follow me for more ideas)
  • Use these self-care Sunday quotes for Instagram captions to inspire others
  • Write down your favourite quotes in your journal or planner
  • Sketch a quote into your bullet journal 
  • Send a text to a friend with some inspiring words they may need to hear

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What’s Your Favourite Self Care Sunday Quote?

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