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.
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.
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.
Invest in yourself! You’re worth it!
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.
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.
…. 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.
…. 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…..
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!