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Some of My Favorite Wellness Quotes

Happy Friday everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve shared some of my favorite wellness quotes with you, so I thought I’d share a few today. As always, these are quotes that address different dimensions of wellness, not just diet and exercise. I hope you find some that speak to you.

Food with quote: "Food is our common ground, a universal experience." James Beard

When we think of wellness and food, we run the risk of starting to think of food only as fuel. Though it’s helpful to think of what we’re eating in terms of how it fuels our body, that’s not all it is. Good food can help us establish common ground, make new friends, and widen our experiences. While we don’t want to “eat our feelings” we also don’t have to lose the joy of eating while we’re working toward wellness.

Sunrise on a lake with quote: "When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you." Lolly Daskal

I love this one so much! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve chased the ‘wrong thing’ in my life, and as this quote says, once I stopped running after the wrong things, the right things found me.

Woman using heavy ropes at gym with quote, "Invest in your mind, invest in your health, invest in yourself."

Invest in yourself! You’re worth it!

Person standing on mountain, arms spread, surrounded by colors of the sunrise with quote, "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." ~Anonymous

What’s YOUR gift? We are all gifted in some way, and the greatest thing we can do with it is to give it away.

Woman on left, man on right doing push-ups with quote: "Nothing will work unless you do." John Wooden

Coach John Wooden was known for his straight-talking encouragement and belief in his players. He held them to high standards, but he brought out the best in them. Often we’d like to find that ‘magic pill’ or quick and easy way to get healthy, but the truth is that it takes work – consistent effort over time – to achieve anything important.

Woman tying sneakers with yoga mat beside her with quote, "It's not about perfect. It's about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that's where transformation happens. That's how change occurs."

…. And speaking of having to work, it’s important to realize that our work toward our wellness goals doesn’t have to be perfect. There are times we’re going to be clicking right along, and others that we feel we just can’t “get our s*%@ together. The important thing is that we keep trying.

Woman with back to camera, lifting dumbbell with quote, "If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit."

…. And if we need to rest, we need to know that that’s okay. Sometimes we just need a break. The problem is that sometimes we start to feel we’ve failed because we had to take some time off to rest. That’s not failure – that’s doing what we need to do. Periods of rest are critical for our bodies and minds. The important thing is that once you’re rested, get back to it. Don’t give up on yourself!

And last, but certainly not least…..

Box outlined with teal with tan insert overlaid by quote, "Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine." Roy T. Bennett

Sometimes we just need to be reminded what we’re capable of. As Roy Bennett says, “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” You’ve got this!

These are some of my favorite wellness quotes. What about you?

Do any of them resonate with you? Do you have another wellness quote that encourages or inspires you? Please share!



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      1. Thanks Terri! Meditation is good – outside with only five people. 1/2 hour. Tomorrow is yoga. We’ll see how it goes.

  1. Great quotes Terri! I especially like the one that says, “…when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where the transformation happens.” I may have this wrong, but I think Charles Martin (one of my favorite authors) said that the one thing he brought to his writing was sitting in the writer’s chair every day. Or something like that. I agree with what he was saying. Doing something consistently may never get us to the perfect spot, but we learn and grow from each day’s effort. Thanks for the post.

    1. Thanks so much Tim! I really do believe building consistency is the key to almost anything we’re trying to do. I’m always so impressed with you and my hubby both, because you both have so much discipline when it comes to, as you were talking about “sit in the writer’s chair every day.” You’re right – we may never get to that ‘perfect’ spot – who’s perfect, after all? – but we do learn and grow when we’re bringing “that effort every single day.” Hope you have a great week!

    1. Thanks so much Dorothy – I’m glad you liked them! I have to get over to your blog and see what you’re cooking up. I feel like I’ve gotten so behind lately, and I always look forward to your recipes. Sending hugs your way!

  2. I loved the quote about “The meaning of life is to find your gift.” That was the one quote that resonated with me the most. I really believe that especially if your gift is one that helps those in need. The other quotes were really great but that particular one was truly the best. Thanks for sharing this Terri!

    1. Thanks so much Mark! That quote really resonated with me too. I don’t think we were given our gifts to just keep them to ourselves; sharing them with others is what helps us be better and hopefully, makes the world a better place too. Hope you’re doing well dear friend. Have a great week!

  3. These are some brilliant finds, Terri. I love the one about the meaning of life is to find your gift & the purpose of life is to give it away. That is incredibly beautiful and powerful, much like all of these are. With the one about chasing the ‘wrong’ things, I imagine many people can relate to that, even if they don’t realise the things they’re chasing aren’t the best choices for them or the things that’ll make them happy. To let go of the constant struggle and chasing would be very liberating, and to have the good things come to find you instead would be very rewarding. I’m still waiting for the good things to find me, but maybe they’ve just got my old address 😂

    Fab post lovely xx

    1. Thanks so much Caz! That one about the meaning of life really struck me too. I’ve met so many people (including you) here in the blogosphere who are sharing their gift and helping others. It really is wonderful to see. The one about chasing the wrong things really hit home for me because it reminded me of how much time I spent chasing after the ‘wrong things’ – things that really didn’t matter in the grand scheme of things – and how, once I stopped chasing after those things, I was able to see the things that really mattered. I truly hope the ‘good things’ find you soon sweet friend. You certainly deserve them. Hope you’re feeling much better than you were. Sending hugs your way!

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