Have you ever forgotten to take a step back and give yourself some much-needed TLC amidst the hustle and bustle of life?
You know as well as I do that life can be seriously crazy sometimes (um…hello, adulting anyone?), but it’s in those wild moments that we’ve just gotta make time for a lil’ self-care.
Why? Because self-care isn’t just a hashtag trend, it’s a MUST in our lives!
That’s why I’ve rounded up the 9 BEST self-care reminders & quotes to help ya level up your wellness game like a total boss! These tips pack a punch that will send you from ~stress central~ to ~zen zone~ in no time.
Plus, they’re super easy and fun to integrate into your daily routine. Ready to rise, shine, and unleash that inner self-care superstar?
But first, What is a self-reminder?
In today’s fast-paced world, it’s all too easy to lose track of time and forget to take care of ourselves. That’s where self-reminders come in!
A self reminder is a positive affirmation, mantra, or physical prompt that you incorporate into your day-to-day life to help you focus on taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally.
These little nuggets of wisdom act as constant prompts to help us pause, reflect, and make sure we’re nourishing our minds, bodies, and souls. And let’s be real – who wouldn’t want that?
How do you remind yourself of self-care?
It’s easier than you might think! You can create reminders with sticky notes, set phone alarms, or even use designated items or activities that reinforce the importance of self-care. The key is making it enjoyable so it feels more like a delightful game than a chore.
The best and simple self-care reminders –
Ready to level up your self-care game? Here are some of our favorite reminders that are super easy to incorporate into your daily life:
1. Morning Gratitude Dance Party
Oh, how I LOVE this! It’s literally one of my fave good habits that I make sure I do not start my day without.
Set an alarm on your phone that kicks off each day with an upbeat song you love. When it goes off, spend a few minutes dancing away and listing three things you’re grateful for. Trust me; this one will have you smiling and feeling energized in no time.
Tell me a better way to start your day than feeling grateful for things you already have?
2. Colorful Mantras
Use vibrant sticky notes around your workspace with self-care reminders, such as “Take a deep breath” or “Be gentle with yourself.” Each time you glance at them, take a moment to follow their advice.
Not only will your house look fun and vibrant, but these self-care quotes will help you relax and wind down a bit. A few quick self-care reminders can be –
- You are enough, just as you are.
- Take a break, you deserve it.
- Be kind to yourself today.
- Do something that makes you happy today.
- It’s okay not to be okay sometimes.
- Take care of your body; it’s the only one you have!
- Trust the process; everything takes time.
- You’re worth investing in; don’t forget that!
3. Mindful Munchies
Choose a specific snack you love (like a small piece of chocolate or a fruit you enjoy) and designate it as your “self-care treat.” Whenever you enjoy your treat, take it as a gentle reminder to pause, savor the moment, and express self-love.
Brownie points – if you can speak a few empowering self-esteem affirmations to yourself at that time.
4. Stretch it Out
It’s amazing what a little physical activity can do for your self-care routine. Don’t worry; I’m not saying you must run a marathon.
Something as easy as a quick stroll around your neighborhood or an impromptu dance party at home can work wonders.
You can set a timer to gently remind you to take a break and stretch every hour or two. Make it more fun by trying out a new yoga pose or discovering a new stretch each time.
Just get those endorphins flowing, and you’ll feel like a million bucks.
5. Aromatherapy Alarms
You do not always have to go above and beyond to set self-care reminders. Something as simple as diffusing essential oils at specific times during the day to trigger your self-care routine is enough.
For example, fill your space with the scent of lavender in the evening as a reminder to wind down and relax.
And you know what? You don’t even need a diffuser for some aromatherapy! Go, light a scented candle, or just put on a room freshener (even one of your body sprays). Just make the place smell nicer and lighter!
6. Tea Time Timeout
Brew yourself a cup of your favorite tea, close your eyes, and sip away while contemplating what self-care activity you’ll indulge in later. Making this tea time a daily ritual will soon have you associating self-care with that comforting cup of tea!
And if you only have time for a cup of coffee, simply take deep breaths and visualize your best life possible, with all your dreams coming to life!
If you know anything about manifestation, it should be that visualizing and speaking positivity into your liquid drinks and drinking afterward makes it 20x more powerful.
7. Pen Pal Pep Talks
Write yourself a quick little note of encouragement and slip it into your wallet or bag. Make sure you’re extra lovey-dovey to yourself because if you’re not, who will?
Finding it during the day will serve as a reminder that you deserve self-kindness and care.
8. Set alarms to Unplug
We all know how absorbed we can get in our devices. But it’s important to step back and unplug now and then.
Dedicate an hour a day, or even a whole afternoon, to turn off your phone and enjoy life offline. You can simply set an automatic alarm on your phone to switch off.
You’ll feel refreshed and recharged. Pinky promise! 🤞
9. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
This one I copied from my best friend. She’s BIG on drinking 2-3 liters of water every day, and her trick is that she has set reminders on her phone that pop up every 2 hours, asking her to drink.
In fact, her bottle also has time stamps to help her even more! This got me thinking about how calming and actually helpful it is to take a minute every few hours to sip on that liquid gold.
Of course, it will help you with your skin, health, and everything good, but just like how tea self-care reminder works (see above point 6), you can also speak an affirmation or visualize your end goal while drinking water to remind you and energize you to work even harder!
And if these aren’t cues for you to start caring a lil more for yourself, these self-care reminder quotes will definitely push you to the edge!
1. “You owe yourself the love that you so freely give to other people.” – Unknown
This quote is an excellent self-care reminder that we should treat ourselves with the same tender love and care we give to others. Whether venturing out on solo adventures, indulging in your favorite hobbies, or just taking time for mental rest, remember – you’re deserving of that love, too!
2. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde
Here, Lorde explains the importance of self-care not only for ourselves but as a form of activism. Prioritizing our mental and physical well-being is vital to fighting for the causes we believe in. By practicing self-care, we can ensure our energy stores are replenished for the long haul!
3. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes…Including you.” – Anne Lamott
Lamott’s clever quote speaks to the power of simply unplugging for a moment. Sometimes, all we need is a short break to regain our pizzazz and return to our tasks with renewed focus. So, let’s not forget to recharge ourselves as often as we would our tech gadgets!
4. “Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, and breathe. Put your problems on pause.” – Unknown
Amidst the hustle and bustle of life, it’s easy for stress to accumulate. When that happens, remember that it’s okay to pause, breathe, and find solace in the quiet moments. Such “me-time” can drastically improve our clarity and ability to find solutions.
How to Ace the Self-Care Reminder Game
Setting self-care reminders might initially seem overwhelming, but it’s easier than you think! Here’s how you can effortlessly remind yourself to prioritize self-care:
- Set alarms on your phone: Use fun, uplifting tunes as your reminders to add a little pep in your step!
- Create sticky notes: Place them on your bathroom mirror, refrigerator, or laptop – anywhere you’ll see them every day!
- Rally a self-care buddy: Having someone else to remind you of self-care and share your journey can be invaluable.
Now go and love thyself!
If you’re still on the fence about self-care reminders, just remember: you deserve all the love, energy, and time you give so freely to others. So, why not give yourself the same TLC?
It’s okay to put yourself first. Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup. So, take care of yourself and watch your life transform into one filled with joy, radiance, and inner peace.
What are you waiting for? It’s time to hit that ‘save’ button and try these self-care reminders – your future self will thank you!
Now, go forth and slay the self-care game. Cheers to a happier, healthier YOU! Keep blooming, lovelies! 🌷
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