Boost Your Self-Care with 10 Inspirational Quotations

On tough days—and there are always tough days—you may need a quick reminder that you’re on the right path with mediation. Fortunately, specialists, authors, thinkers and philosophers have some words of wisdom to help you on your path. Let’s consider a few quotations that we’ve found to be inspirational.

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

Ending a marriage gives you the opportunity to turn your attention to your needs. This can be truly empowering.

2. “Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” —Christopher Germer

Think about how you might comfort a friend or family member in your situation. Then dare to offer yourself that same compassion.

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

This can be a moment of tremendous personal growth, if you allow it to be.

4. “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

Divorce doesn’t have to be ugly. If you set boundaries and use your time and energy to honestly express what you want, you can find a path that isn’t painful.

5. “There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” —Aldous Huxley

Remember that right now you are writing your story. This is only one chapter.

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

Resist the urge to feel guilty about missteps and misunderstandings. This is a process.

7. “The perfect man of old looked after himself first before looking to help others.” —Chuang Tzu

Did I mention self-care? It’s critical. Especially in divorces involving children.

8. “Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness. ” —Deborah Day

You are often your own toughest critic. Listen to the way you’re talking to yourself, and ask if you would talk to a friend that way.

9. “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer. ” —William S. Burroughs

Tools like meditation and journaling will be helpful as you move through the process of change and moving on, readying you for life after divorce.

10. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. ” —Dr. Seuss

As you beyond divorce, there is possibly no more important sentiment than this. You are going through a transition, but those who support you will celebrate the results. Just as you should.

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