An inspiring collection of be kind to yourself quotes that’ll inspire you to be gentle with yourself, forgive yourself, and love and accept yourself completely.
Most of us are guilty of being our own worst and toughest critics. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of constantly criticizing ourselves, always putting ourselves down with negative self-talk, and always beating ourselves up for every little mistake.
For so long, I was also guilty of this and sometimes I still fall back into this bad habit.
But one thing I’ve learned from hating myself for so long and from refusing to forgive myself for all of my failures and mistakes is, doing this will not do us any good.
It will only prevent you from growing and from becoming the best possible version of yourself. It only keeps you stuck, unhappy and it will only make you believe that you are not worthy and that you are not good enough.
Remind yourself that you deserve love, acceptance, and forgiveness. Learn to be gentle with yourself. Stop beating yourself up, instead, learn to cheer yourself on and lift yourself up every time you fall.
How do you show kindness to yourself?
There are so many ways for you to practice self-compassion and learn how to be kind to yourself. But the things that really worked for me are, first, I decided to forgive myself for all the failures, the missed opportunities, and the mistakes that I’ve made.
I allowed myself to take a break and spend some time off doing the things that I love and the things that make me happy.
I stopped talking to myself negatively. I allowed myself to fail and make mistakes without beating myself for them. I learned to cheer myself on and celebrate every little wins.
Now, I’m not saying that I’ve mastered all of this, I still have a long long way to go. But it’s a start and If I can do it, I’m 100% certain that you can too. I believe in you.
May these be kind to yourself quotes below inspire you to start this journey of loving and accepting yourself completely.
Be Kind To Yourself Quotes and Sayings
Be kind to your body, gentle with your mind and patient with your heart. Stay true to your spirit, cherish your soul and never doubt yourself. You are still becoming, my love, and there is no one more deserving of the nurturing grace of your love.
— Becca Lee
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection
— Sharon Salzberg
When you look in the mirror, smile at your own kindness.
— Richelle E. Goodrich
To say “I love you” one must know first how to say the “I”.
— Ayn Rand
Be nice to yourself… It’s hard to be happy when someone is mean to you all the time.
— Christine Arylo
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
— Siddhārtha Gautama
You don’t have to be good at everything in your life, but it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy new experiences even if you are not good at them.
— Steven Aitchison
Go above and beyond for yourself! You do it for family, friends, and colleagues, but don’t forget about YOU. It’s important to include yourself… You are worthy of your own kindness, too!
— Stephanie Lahart
Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.
— Lao Tzu
Be patient with yourself; trust in the Universe; find mentors; know that you can achieve whatever you set out to do.
— Diane L. Dunton
You are beautiful. Know this. Anyone who tells you otherwise is simply lying. You are beautiful.
— Steve Maraboli
The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.
— Mark Twain
Be kind to yourself inspirational quotes
Be kind to yourself so you can be happy enough to be kind to the world.
— Misha Collins
I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.
— Brene Brown
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
No amount of self-improvement can make up for any lack of self-acceptance.
— Robert Holden
Transform your world by transforming your internal state. Start by learning to let go of negative self judgment, and replace it with positive and loving thoughts about yourself. Be kind to yourself, and watch your external world change.
— Anita Moorjani
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
— Nhat Hanh
Go for long walks,
indulge in hot baths,
Question your assumptions,
be kind to yourself,
live for the moment,
loosen up, scream,
curse the world,
count your blessings,
Just let go,
— Carol Shields
Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward.
— Roy Bennett
Be kind to yourself as you proceed along this journey. This kindness, in itself, is a means of awakening the spark of love within you and helping others to discover that spark within themselves.
— Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Self-approval and self-acceptance in the now are the main keys to positive changes in every area of our lives.
— Louise Hay
It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit.
— Eartha Kitt
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Be kind to yourself first quotes
Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.
— Zoe Kravitz
The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.
— C. JoyBell C.
Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.
— Jenn Proske
I am my own biggest critic. Before anyone else has criticized me, I have already criticized myself. But for the rest of my life, I am going to be with me and I don’t want to spend my life with someone who is always critical. So I am going to stop being my own critic. It’s high time that I accept all the great things about me.
— C. JoyBell C.
Don’t forget to tell yourself positive things daily! You must love yourself internally to glow externally.
— Hannah Bronfman
Whenever I am in a difficult situation where there seems to be no way out, I think about all the times I have been in such situations and say to myself, “I did it before, so I can do it again.
— Idowu Koyenikan
All we have is today. Just live it. We don’t know about tomorrow. So, enjoy the day. Love yourself, and spread love around.
— Charlotte Rae
Dare to love yourself
as if you were a rainbow
with gold at both ends.
— Author-Poet Aberjhani
One way to feel good about yourself is to love yourself… to take care of yourself.
— Goldie Hawn
I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise.
— Steve Maraboli
When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.
— Diane Von Furstenberg
Be kind to yourself this evening. Buy something for yourself. Treat yourself to a meal. Look in the mirror and give yourself a smile.
— Yoko Ono
Be kind to yourself quotes that’ll help you love yourself more
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
— Bernard Baruch
You were born an original work of art. Stay original always. Originals cost more than imitations.
― Suzy Kassem
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
— Norman Vincent Peale
Love yourself and dream bigger.
― Teresa Collins
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
— Vincent Van Gogh
To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.
― Alan Cohen
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
— Christopher Robin
When admiring other people’s gardens, don’t forget to tend to your own flowers.
― Sandbar Khan
Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself – what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat.
— Warsan Shire
Accept who you are; and revel in it.
— Mitch Albom
Finally, be kind to yourself and have a good support system.
— Nikki DeLoach
You have to grow, you have to be, you have to love yourself unconditionally.
― Dominic Riccitello
Be kind to yourself quotes that’ll inspire self compassion and self acceptance
Drop the people who do not value you, respect you. Life has infinite horizons. Accept yourself, love yourself, and move forward.
— Amit Ray
Self-compassion – being supportive and kind to yourself, especially in the face of stress and failure – is associated with more motivation and better self-control.
— Kelly McGonigal
Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
— Louise L Hay
Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! It is intricate, detailed, a painstaking labor of devotion and love! The colors are like no other, they swim and leap, they trickle and embellish! And yet you choose to fixate your eyes on the small fly which has landed on it! Why do you do such a thing?
— C. JoyBell C.
You find a use for everything. Yet you discard yourself at every opportunity.
— Amanda Cox
Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.
— Deborah Day
If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.
— Vironika Tugaleva
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
Stop beating yourself up for beating yourself up.
— Eleanor Brownn
Self-compassion is key because when we’re able to be gentle with ourselves in the midst of shame, we’re more likely to reach out, connect, and experience empathy.
— Brené Brown