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150 Short Self Care Quotes for that Happy Life Aesthetic

Life gets busy but it even when you have lots going on it is always important to take care of yourself, too. Here we have gathered all the best short self care quotes for Instagram for your next post. So if you are looking for self care sayings, we have you covered.

Now scroll through to find your favorite quotes.

Our Favorite Short Self Care Quotes for Instagram

“Self-care doesn’t necessarily mean jogging!” — Sandra Oh

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

“Part of courage is simple consistency.” — Peggy Noonan

“Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” — Katrina Mayer

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

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“Grab a coffee. Journal your intentions. Get to work. Create miracles.” — Elyse Santilli

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

“I want to feel my life while I’m in it.” — Meryl Streep

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” — Coco Chanel

“Always make decisions that prioritize your inner peace.” — Izey Victoria Odiase

“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” — Buddha

“Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.” — Alice Walker

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

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

“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

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“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” — Hermann Hesse

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

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

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” — M. Scott Peck

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“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” — Anna Quindlen

“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.” — Eckhart Tolle

“To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” — Sandra Bierig

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

“Keep good company, read good books, love good things, and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can.” — Louisa May Alcott

“When I am constantly running there is no time for being. When there is no time for being there is no time for listening.” — Madeleine L’Engle

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

“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

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

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

“Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves.” ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Self-care is your fuel … Whatever the road ahead or the path you’ve taken, self-care is what keeps your motor running and your wheels turning.” — Melissa Steginus

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Self Confidence Quotes, Dream Quotes, Self Care Captions, Dream Captions and Attitude Captions.

Self Care Sayings

Self care is how you take your power back.

The way you treat yourself matters.

Don’t feel guilty about doing what is best for you.

No bad moods allowed on a self-care day.

When you don’t care for yourself, you’re just borrowing trouble.

Today, self care comes first.

Rest your mind, calm your heart.

Taking time to relax, because life can be a rush.

The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – and all that matters.

A good weekend starts with a positive attitude and a great face mask.

Being happy is a conscious decision.

Facials are workouts for your skin.

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Investing in my wellbeing.

The best way to start your day is by taking care of yourself first.

Invest in your body, your soul will thank you.

Self care is giving the world the best of you, not what’s left of you.

Do more of what makes you happy.

Anything that costs you your mental health is too expensive.

Starting my day with some much-needed self care.

The spa is a gift of attention that you can give yourself.

It’s a good day to have a good day.

Care for the body. Heal the mind. Calm the spirit.

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Relax and unwind, you’re on self care time.

Living for these self care moments.

The way you speak to yourself matters.

Keep calm and make a self care plan for the day.

A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset.

Let your inner peace out.

Don’t forget to pamper yourself.

Give yourself permission to quit the things that no longer serve you.

Caring for yourself is not selfish. It’s essential.

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Self care and chill kind of day.

Self care is important.

Recharge yourself as much as you charge your phone.

Relationship status: committed to growth, self care, and peace of mind.

Giggling shines like a sprinkle of water in daylight.

If you don’t take care of yourself, who will?

Time for the weekly check-in.

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Spa rules: wash, brush, floss, flush.

Make room for what brings you joy today.

Breathe deep and be at peace.

If you don’t take care of your body, where will you live?

Don’t worry, what’s the hurry?

Restore your inner reserves.

Putting myself at the top of my to-do list.

A self care day keeps the worries away.

You are now entering a stress-free zone.

If you are looking to unwind, get spa therapy.

Learning to honor the No.

Soaking up some good vibes.

Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.

May you feel well-rested, may you wake up happy.

Take time for yourself, so you can recharge and be your best self.

Get some rest. You deserve it.

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Letting go of the things you can’t control is also self care.

You are allowed to be your first priority.

My self care day is non-negotiable.

You can’t pour from an empty cup.

Taking the day for myself.

Sweet dreams are made of self care.

Home is where the skincare is.

Facials are workouts for your skin.

Cheers to spending all day in a cozy bathrobe.

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A self care day can cure anything.

Spoiling myself today.

Sometimes, you just have to go and have a self care day.

Finding a little peace in a chaotic world.

An empty tank takes you nowhere.

You’re worth taking care of.

Take some time for yourself.

Escaping reality.

Your body is your temple.

Worry less, live more.

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Giving my soul a chance to catch up with my body.

Surrounded by serenity.

Until further notice, you’ll find me here.

Skincare + candles + good vibes = perfection.

Giving myself permission to rest.

A self care day is good for the soul.

Don’t learn to live with stress. Let it go.

Love water, Hate pollution.

Self care is not selfish.

My personal goal is to take care of myself every day.

Jacuzzi hair don’t care.

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Saying “no” can be the best form of self-care.

Take time to fill your cup.

A self care love affair.

When in doubt, zen it out.

Best way to end the day? For me, definitely a hot bath and a glass of wine.

Self care days are a necessity.

When in doubt, zen it out.

Stop and smell the oils.

When life gets messy, turn it into a mud mask.

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Pour into yourself. You’re no good to anyone if you’re empty.

A healthy mind and body start with self care.

Always reminder that you deserve to take a break.

No time to worry when I’m busy getting my zen on.

Self care is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.

It’s okay to put yourself first sometimes.

Be kind to yourself, first and foremost.

Short Captions About Self Care

  • Self care advocate.
  • Living the sweet life.
  • Busy doing me.
  • In my self care era.
  • Finding my zen.
  • My sweet escape.
  • Time to recharge.
  • Finding calm in the chaos.
  • Just me, myself, and I.
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  • Pajamas all day.
  • Catching up with myself.
  • Golden days.
  • Self care glow.
  • In my moment.
  • Self care rituals.
  • Self love.
  • Pushing pause.
  • Totally blissed out.
  • Cleansing my energy.
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  • Me time.
  • Self care is my therapy.
  • Totally blissed out.
  • Vibe so rare.
  • Reset and refresh.
  • Unbothered.
  • You’re worth it.
  • Do not disturb.
  • Follow your bliss.
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  • Maxing and relaxing.
  • The big chill.
  • Internal cleansing.
  • Stress-free zone.
  • Feeling divine.
  • Only good vibes.
  • Thriving.
  • Feeling rejuvenated.
  • Renew, relax, refresh.
  • Care, but don’t carry.
  • Protecting my energy.
  • Glowing and growing.
  • Has anyone seen my chill? I must have left it somewhere.
  • Self-care and chill kind of day.
  • If anything, I’m everything.
  • Sometimes the best thing to do is just call it a day and go do your skincare.
  • Relax like your life depends on it.
  • Feeling as cool as a cucumber.
  • You don’t have to set yourself on fire to keep others warm.
  • I followed my heart, and it led me all the way to the spa.
  • This must be the art of doing nothing at all.
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  • Can’t come to the phone right now, I’m too busy relaxing.
  • If it requires pants or a bra, it’s not happening today.
  • A wise woman once said, “f*ck this sh*t,” and lived happily ever after.
  • Because sometimes you need a big spoon of coconut butter.
  • They say you can’t buy happiness. But you can buy great skincare, and that’s basically the same thing.
  • I’m not high maintenance, you’re just low effort.
  • Current status: distancing myself from bullshit.
  • Be yourself. An original is so much better than a copy.
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  • When life gets messy, turn it into a mud mask.
  • Not everybody has to love me. I can’t force you to have good taste.
  • Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.
  • Let me file that under, “I don’t care.”
  • So sorry, I couldn’t see you through the cucumbers on my eyes.
  • What?…You think all this beauty comes naturally? Whatever!
  • Massage therapy – the original mood enhancer.
  • Above all, be the heroine of your own life…
  • You’re only one face mask away from a good mood.
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  • I’m doing a thing called “what I want.”
  • You can keep the shade.
  • My kind of self care these days: minding my own business.
  • Know your worth, then add tax.
  • Cheers to spending all day in a cozy bathrobe.
  • There’s nothing a self care day can’t fix.
  • Good massage are hard to find, harder to leave and impossible to forget.
  • Time spent getting a massage is never wasted.
  • Good things come to those who love themselves!
  • All I want is world peace and a pedicure.
  • Massage therapy is a new kind of Happy Hour.
  • You are now entering a stress free zone.

So that is our list of quotes and sayings! Hopefully you found the perfect one for you.

Now go share your self care photo!

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

With extensive experience as a travel writer, social media specialist and grant writer, I have made it my mission to curate the best and easiest to use lists for your next post.

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