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8 Inspiring Quotes About Self-Care from Oprah, Ellen & More of Our Favorite Ladies

Between work deadlines, social obligations and an overflowing inbox, it’s easy to feel more than just a little overwhelmed these days. Deep breaths. Take a cue from these awesome ladies and make self-care a priority. Because remember: You can’t take care of anyone until you take care of you. (Beyoncé says so.)

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“Life is too short, and I’m Italian. I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0.”– Sophia Bush


“My brain and my heart are really important to me, I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth. I go to the dentist. So why wouldn't I go to a shrink?”–  Kerry Washington

“Bath time is a ritual! I have to soak for at least half an hour. If I had time, I could be in that bath for three hours.” – Emilia Clarke


“The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.” – Diane von Furstenberg

“Women have to take the time to focus on our mental health—take time for self, for the spiritual, without feeling guilty or selfish. The world will see you the way you see you, and treat you the way you treat yourself.” – Beyoncé

“I love to sleep. When I’m rested, I’m at my best.”– Halle Berry

“I always give myself Sundays as a spiritual base of renewal—a day when I do absolutely nothing. I sit in my jammies or take a walk, and I allow myself time to BE—capital B-E—with myself.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Do things that make you happy within the confines of the legal system.” - Ellen DeGeneres