40 Put Yourself First Quotes To Inspire You

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Learning how to prioritize yourself can be difficult. So many of us spend our entire lives thinking that putting ourselves first is selfish.

We are taught that we need to put the people that we care about first. Unfortunately, when that happens it often means we end up neglecting ourselves and our own needs.

This leads to anxiety, depression, overwhelm and burnout.

Self-care and putting ourselves first is a must if we want to be happy and healthy.

That is why I compiled a list of my favorite put yourself first quotes to inspire you to take the best care of yourself possible.

Put Yourself First Quotes

1 ) “Real change will come when you focus on yourself. ” – Ritu Ghatourey

2) “Whenever you feel compelled to put others first at the expense of yourself, you are denying your own reality, your own identity.” – David Stafford

3) “You have to be self-interested in order to be selfless. You have to put yourself first if you want to be of use to other people.” – Rachel Bartholomew

4) Always choose yourself first. Women are very socialized to choose other people. If you put yourself first, it’s this incredible path you can forge for yourself.” – Rebecca Traister

5) “To gain self-respect, you need to put yourself first.” – Lorii Myers

6) “If you are really humble you will put yourself first when you need to take care of you.” – Bryan McGill

7) “It is not selfish to put yourself first when you create your life. When you take time for yourself, you make everything around you better.” – Tom Anderson

8) “So why put yourself first? When you reach a certain age, you need to look after yourself because nobody else is going to do so for you.” – Rob Willson

9) “It’s time to stop avoiding your ambition and put yourself first.” – Maree McPherson

10) “The first key, the key to unlocking your universe is to put yourself first.” – Connie Cash

"The first key, the key to unlocking your universe is to put yourself first." Quote by Connie Cash

Quotes About Putting Yourself First

1 ) “It’s not selfish, but selfless to be first, to be as good as possible to you, to take care of you, to keep you whole and healthy, that doesn’t mean that you disregard everything and everyone, but you gotta keep your cup full.” – Iyanla Vanzant

2) “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

3) “Always putting others first creates deep resentment, destroys your happiness, and is unsustainable.” – Aziz Gazipura

4) “Don’t wait for a crisis to realize what matters most. Put yourself first right now. Because right now is all we have.” – Brittany Burgunder

5) “If you don’t put yourself first, you are letting the world know you can wait–and you will wait, because each time you put someone else’s happiness before your own, you drop yourself down a place until you are last.” – Oliver Myers

6) “It’s important to put yourself first from time to time. It’s not selfish– it’s actually going to put you in a better position to give to others.” – Carley Centen

7) “Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day, and the rest will fall into place.” – unknown

8) “When you put yourself first, it means you love yourself, and when you love yourself, you love the others.” – Camina Harr

9) “In fact, if you want to attract success, you will have to put yourself first. You can’t take care of anyone else until you take care of yourself.” – Talane Miedaner

10) “Always put yourself first – never compromise on your own happiness in order to make someone else happy.” – Hayley Mulenda

"Don't wait for a crisis to realize what matters most. Put yourself first right now, because right now is all we have." - Put yourself first quote by Brittany Burgunder

Make Yourself A Priority Quotes

1 ) If you want to have enough to give to others, you will need to take care of yourself first. A tree that refuses water and sunlight for itself can’t bear fruit for others.” – Emily Maroutain

2) “Choose to put yourself first and make you a priority. It’s not selfish, it’s necessary.” – Keysha Jade

3) “You must learn to put your own needs first. Does that sound callous? It doesn’t if you are being honest with yourself.” – Anne Bellamy

4) “Put yourself first. It is so easy to put family, friends, and significant others first. But it is extremely important to think of your needs and wants and make them a priority.” – Kia Lorece

5) “Always putting others first creates deep resentment, destroys your happiness and is unsustainable.” – Aziz Gazipura

6) “To increase your capacity, you have to put yourself first.” – Bill Lamond

7) “When you put yourself first you will manage to come out on top. Many times situations may cause you to doubt yourself, second guess, tell yourself that you aren’t deserving of, and it’s all a bunch of you know what.” – Donna Burrell

8) “You need to make yourself the ultimate priority. Only by doing this can you become the version of yourself that you were always meant to be.” – Caitlin Gibson

9) “Think of your own needs and put yourself first in relationships. By putting yourself and your happiness first, you teach people to respect you.” – Neli P. Gorgieva

10) Put yourself first. I’m not talking about narcissism. I’m talking about not putting other people’s needs ahead of yours all the time. When you constantly put yourself second, you set up a pattern and start to settle for second place.” – Carmen Harra

"Always putting others first creates deep resentment, destroys your happiness and is unsustainable." - quote by Aziz Gazipura

Prioritize Yourself Quotes

1 ) “When you prioritize yourself, everything else will fall into place.” – Rachel Jo

2) “If you want to have enough to give to others, you will need to take care of yourself first. A tree that refuses water and sunlight for itself can’t bear fruit for others.” – Emily Maroutian

3) “If you prioritize yourself, you are going to save yourself.” – Gabrielle Union

4) “Find yourself first, like yourself first, love yourself first, and friendship and love will naturally find you.” – Mandy Hale

5) “Prioritize yourself and I promise you that your entire world will change.” – Caitlin Gibson

6) “Putting yourself first is a matter of knowing when to do it and when you need it most” – Susan Smith Blakely

7) “When you decide to put yourself first, you make a choice to live authentically. You can nurture yourself, which in turn gives back more to the world. As you become the priority, you start to make choices based on what is right for you at that moment, not what is right for the rest of the world.” – Michelle Zawaski

8) “But life is paradox, and sometimes the only way you can serve others is to put yourself first.” – unknown

9) “It is time to put yourself first and make sure your needs are met before anyone else’s. That can seem selfish or feel strange for some people, but it does not mean you are a bad person if you put yourself first.” – Mary Connor

10) “Prove to the world you ARE worth something by treating yourself with the utmost respect and hope that other people will follow your example. And even if they don’t, at least one person in the world is treating you well: YOU.” – Carrie Hope Fletcher

"If you prioritize yourself, you are going to save yourself." quote by Gabrielle Union

Final Thoughts On Put Yourself Quotes…

It can be easy to become overwhelmed at the thought of putting yourself first if you are used to always thinking about other people before yourself.

It is important to remember that you deserve to be safe, loved, and well taken care of, just like the other people in your life.

When we start to prioritize ourselves, our stress will decrease and everything else will fall into place.

I hope these quotes remind you of how important it is to put yourself first.

Which of these quotes was your favorite?

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