We all go through ups and downs. It’s part of life. It’s inevitable. It’s like surfing—you’re going to get some easy waves, and you’re going to get some hard waves that will smash you down. But while living through hard times is difficult, it helps to know that they are inevitable — because, in the knowing, we can plan for it. Note to self quotes and messages can serve as a guide to help us through it.
Positive self-talk messages you write to yourself or note to self quotes are an excellent practice you can use to strengthen your mind. You can write note to self quotes on post-its, and tape them to places where you will easily see them. You could also download meaningful wallpaper for your phone or computer. Either way, find a way to continually remind yourself of the messages that are important to you.
Below are several helpful note to self quotes and messages to inspire you. Read them as often as you feel is necessary. Pick the ones that resonate with you and write them wherever you will see them often. They will help to keep you on track and empower you with a peaceful, positive train of thought.
When you catch yourself feeling down, anxious, or stressed, stop for a few minutes and read your Note to Self quotes or messages. Gradually, this simple act of rereading your selected positive self-talk quotes will change the way you handle the downturns in your life.
Note to self quotes and messages
By taking care of your own needs, you’ll sometimes disappoint or anger others. That’s okay!
Visualize your highest self and start showing up as her.
No amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.
I will not put the key to my happiness in someone else’s pocket!
The only difference between a bad day and a good day is my attitude.
The future depends on what you do today.
You’re not late. You’re not behind. You’re where you need to be. Don’t berate yourself over where you are on your journey compared to others. Don’t worry about them – you be you!
It’s okay to set boundaries.
Don’t look back. You’re not going that way.
My current situation is not my final destination.
It’s okay to start over. You won’t be starting from scratch. You’ll be starting from experience!
What you allow is what will continue.
It’s okay to NOT feel okay.
Do not give your past the power to define your future.
Every positive thought is a silent prayer that will change your life.
Your worth cannot be quantified or commodified. You’re worthy simply by being you.
You’re doing the best you can.
You cannot possibly please everyone, so don’t even try.
You can do anything you set your mind to.
The biggest responsibility you have is to your own happiness and well-being.
Forgive others. Not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.
You win when you stay positive in a negative situation.
The happiness in your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
I will focus on my blessings, instead of what I’m lacking.
The only difference between where you are now and where you want to be, is the steps you haven’t taken yet.
Feelings are just visitors. You can let them come and go.
Celebrate your accomplishments.
How others react to your choices is not your responsibility.
You can’t control others. Whatever you do gets filtered through the lens of whatever they are going through… which has nothing to do with you. The best thing you can do is to be you, with as much love and integrity as you can muster.
You’re capable of amazing things!
It doesn’t matter what’s been written in my story so far. It’s how I fill the rest of the pages that count.
I am proud of the woman I am today and the one that I’m becoming.
You can’t reach for anything new if your hands of full of yesterday’s clutter.
Stop focussing on what is tearing you apart. Instead, focus on what is holding you together.
Comparison is the enemy of all good things in life.
It’s okay to ask for help.
Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness. Bad days give you experience. Worst days give you lessons, and Best days give you memories.
Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path.
The happiest people don’t have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.
I can still love myself and be a work in progress.
Overthinking destroys happiness. It makes everything worse than it actually is.
I can’t go back to change the beginning, but I can start from where I am and change the ending.
You can’t defeat your demons if you still enjoy their company.
You’re allowed to say no!
It’s okay if it’s taking longer than you thought.
All feelings are valid.
If you never heal from what hurt you, you’ll bleed on people who didn’t cut you.
Dear Self, I’m sorry for all the mean things I’ve said to you.
I find that when I go through hard times; I turn to authors like Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Florence Scovel Shinn, etc. They may be helpful to you, too.