52 Self Care Quotes for Moms (Inspiring And Uplifting Words)

I love quotes. Every time I see one that resonates with my current emotions, it pinches my heart sometimes and brings me to tears.

But it also inspires me to think and do something positive and worthwhile.

And if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed and in need of a dire reminder to take care of yourself today, then these self care quotes for moms will help you.

Self-care activities, hobbies, words of affirmation, etc., are important to help us reset emotionally and physically. 

The self care quotes here are related to various ways and methods on how to take care of yourself, eg. by stopping negative talks, dealing with anxiety, being genuinely happy, and more.

Some of them came from amazing books, tv shows, and movies – a few of which I’ve read and watched. 

Some are from inspiring people and historical figures.

Then there are some that I’ve gotten from online parenting groups and even from some of my favorite subReddits.

I hope these self care quotes for moms and women in general below will give you the perspective, clarity, and motivation to take care of yourself asap.

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Self Care Quotes for Moms: Importance of Self Care

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

“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

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

– Katie Reed

“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

You are worth the quiet moment. You are worth the deeper breaths and you are worth the time it takes to slow down, be still, and rest.” – Morgan Harper Nichols

Self Care Quotes for Moms: About Self-Love

“Learning to love yourself is like learning to walk—essential, life-changing, and the only way to stand tall.” – Vironika Tugaleva

“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself. ” – Steve Maraboli

“Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” – Anna Taylor

Self Care Quotes for Moms: About Change and Personal Growth

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

“If we wanted to change the situation, we first had to change ourselves. And to change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.”

– Stephen Covey

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” – Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“A year from now, you’ll wish you would have started today.”

Self Care Quotes for Moms: On Honesty

“Honesty saves everyone’s time.” 

“Be who you are and say what you mean. Those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind”- Dr. Seuss

“It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.” – The Red Pyramid

“Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.” – John Lennon

Self Care Quotes for Moms: About Hardships and Struggles

“This too shall pass.”

“Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.” – Joel Osteen

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale

Self Care Quotes for Moms: About Insecurity and Self Criticism

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” – Steven Furtick

“If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow that person to be your friend?”

“The older you get, the more you understand how your conscience works. The biggest and only critic lives in your perception of people’s perception of you rather than people’s perception of you.” – Criss Jami, Killosophy

“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” – T. Harv Eker

Self Care Quotes for Moms: On Anger

“Anger always comes from frustrated expectations.” – Elliott Larson.

“He who angers you controls you”

“A bowl is most useful when it is empty” – Tao

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” – Buddha

“If you are ever distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” – Marcus Aurelius

Self Care Quotes for Moms: On Anxiety and Worry

“Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” – Jodi Picoult

“You cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside.” – Wayne Dyer

“It’s only a big deal if you make it a big deal” – Dusk Till Dawn

“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” – Kahlil Gibran 

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

“At the end of the day, tell yourself gently: ‘I love you, you did the best you could today, and even if you didn’t accomplish all you had planned, I love you anyway.” 

Self Care Quotes for Moms: On Asking For Help

“Go ask. The worst they can do is tell you ‘no.’ “

“The best advice I can give to anyone going through a rough patch is to never be afraid to ask for help.” – Demi Lovato.

“Life provides ample opportunity to test our mettle. When circumstances call for it, let’s give ourselves a break and ask for help.” – Gina Greenlee

“Asking for others’ guidance helps you see what you may not be able to see. It’s always important to check your ego and ask for help.” – Ken Blanchard

Self Care Quotes for Moms: On Motivation

“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.”

“Commitment is what transforms a dream into reality.” – Megan Chan

“Wanting is wishing or dreaming. Deciding is the willingness to do whatever it takes to make your wishes and dreams come true.”

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” Sam Levenson

Self Care Quotes for Moms: On Relationships

“People don’t love you the way they should, or the way you want them to, but the way they can.”

“Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.” – Lily Tomlin

“And if you learn to have those difficult conversations in a loving, honest, and responsible way, your relationships can become better than you ever thought they could.” – Henry Cloud and John Townsend, How to Have That Difficult Conversation

Self Care Quotes for Moms: On Happiness

“Happiness = Life – Expectations”

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.” -Albus Dumbledore

“If you look for the light, it is often easy to find. But, if you look for darkness, it is all you will ever see.” ~ Uncle Iroh