Hey Mamas! There are many ways to stay healthy and happy, but these 24 perfect wellness quotes for work will uplift, motivate and bring positive energy to your work day!
When we think about wellness, it’s easy to focus on the physical. We think about eating well and exercising regularly. Those are important components of wellness, but at its core, wellness is about balance. Balance between our mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
A key piece of that balance is taking brief moments for yourself throughout the day. This helps you be present for those around you when they need you most.
It’s hard as a working mom to find that balance. It took me years to learn how to do so myself! Taking time during work to reflect on wellness quotes allowed me to decompress and be more energetic for my family once I returned home.
These quotes have been helpful reminders for me over the years when I need a little extra help to maintain my wellness while at work. I’ve included a FREE Wellness Quotes for Work poster download at the end!
1. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” — Confucius
2. “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
3. “If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” — Mary Engelbreit
4. “You can do anything, but not everything.” — David Allen
5. “If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.” — Anthony J. D’Angelo
6. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” — Confucius
This quote comes from Confucius, an ancient Chinese philosopher who lived from 551 to 479 BC. The meaning of this quote is that you can accomplish great things by taking it one step at a time. If you want to become healthier, you need to eat better and exercise regularly—not everything at once! Slowly but surely, you’ll notice the effects and then be able to do even more for yourself.
How Do I Apply This Wellness Quote to My Work Life?
In order to make changes in your own life, it’s important that you keep your expectations realistic. Rather than trying to change everything about yourself overnight—or even over the course of a few weeks or months—focus on making small improvements each day until they add up into something big!
7. “To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family or friends, to bring peace to all… one must first discipline and control one’s own mind.” — Buddha
8. “There are two ways of spreading light: To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” — Edith Wharton
9. “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest.” — Maya Angelou
Do you consider yourself brave? This is a question that many of us are afraid to answer honestly. We don’t want to admit that we lack courage, but it is important for each one of us to know what our strengths and weaknesses are. Especially in a professional setting, where we must leverage the skills of those around us to do our jobs. If we cannot identify where we fall short, how can we ever improve our lives and become the best version of ourselves?
10. “Sometimes when you take a step back, you see more than you did when you were right in the middle of things.” — C. E. Murphy
11. “If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” — Rabbi Harold Kushner
12. “I may not be able to do all the things, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can.” — Edward Everett Hale
13. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” — William James
When faced with adversity or a difficult situation, it’s easy to fall into a negative cycle where we start thinking negatively about ourselves and the situation at hand. But there are ways you can change this pattern by choosing your thoughts wisely.
In an article for Psychology Today, Robert Lefkowitz explains that when faced with adversity: “It’s critical that we don’t let those negative thoughts spiral out of control.” By staying positive and focusing on what is good in our lives instead of the bad things that happen—or even could happen—our minds will become less stressed and more focused on solutions and problem solving.
14. “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” — Earl Nightingale
15. “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” Eleanor Roosevelt
16. “Just because you’re struggling doesn’t mean you’re failing. Every great success requires some kind of struggle to get there.” — Unknown
17. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou
18. “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” — Chinese Proverb
21. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” — The Dalai Lama
You might feel a bit discouraged and overwhelmed by the difficulties of working and motherhood. Don’t give up! You can make a difference in the lives of your children, even if it seems like one small step at a time.
If you let yourself be stopped by setbacks along the way, whether big or small, you’ll never achieve your goals. Remember that you are not too small to have an impact on those around you—even if they have big ambitions themselves!
24. “If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” — Rabbi Harold Kushner
Gratitude is an essential part of wellness and happiness. When we focus on the positive things in our lives and express our gratitude for them more often, we are happier and healthier. Gratitude helps us overcome stress and anxiety, lowers blood pressure levels, reduces risks of heart disease and stroke, improves sleep quality—the list goes on!
So this week I challenge you to find what’s good in each day. When something doesn’t turn out as planned or you experience something stressful or upsetting at work or home—take a deep breath and remember how grateful you are for all the blessings in your life.
Wellness Quotes for Work Final Thoughts
If there’s one thing working moms need to know, it’s this: taking care of yourself is not selfish. It’s an investment that will lead to a more successful career and a happier life.