Self-Love Isn't Vanity; It's Sanity! 75+ Powerful Self-Love Captions For Instagram

These words are good for your soul and social media.

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Don’t let the commercialism of Valentine’s Day fool you: Feb. 14 isn’t just for romantic love. Whether you’re coupled up or single, showing yourself a little self-love will go a long way. Why? Because when we spend time appreciating who we are and nourishing ourselves from the inside out, not only are we able to show up for our loved ones from a more positive space, but we are also able to shower ourselves with the same affection we give to others. And an easy — maybe the easiest, even — way to do just that is with self-love captions on Instagram. Indulge yourself, share your self-care moments on social, and add a few words or lines to remind you that you are always worth it. All of it.

It’s not hard to understand why it’s been said that prioritizing self-love is the first step in establishing a healthy relationship with others. How can we love someone authentically if we don’t know how to love ourselves? This includes non-romantic relationships, too. You can’t pour from an empty cup! (We’re looking at you, moms.)

So, why not indulge in showing yourself some self-love this Valentine’s Day? Nourish your soul by doing some of your favorite things and complimenting yourself along the way. When you share your self-love shenanigans online, you can use these captions.

Empowering Self-Love Captions for Instagram

  1. I don’t like myself; I’m crazy about myself.
  2. “If there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.” — Beyoncé
  3. A better me is coming.
  4. The love with others is good, but self-love is priceless.
  5. There is only you who loves you.
  6. Get out of your own way.
  7. Self-love is the key to life.
  8. Being in love with yourself is the most beautiful thing.
  9. “Self-respect, self-worth, and self-love all start with self. Stop looking outside of yourself for your value.” — Rob Liano
  10. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” — Robert Morley
  11. Make your happiness a priority.
  12. Not everyone will “get” you, and that is perfectly fine.
  13. Forget about others; there is only one who is permanent, and that’s in your mirror.
  14. Do something that makes you happy.
  15. “Love yourself no matter who you are or where you come from.” — Diane Guerrero
  16. I follow the rules, which I make.
  17. Be your own version.
  18. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” — Buddha
  19. Your greatest responsibility is to know who you are and what you can do.
  20. Self-love is the best satisfaction.
  21. “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” — Rupi Kaur
  22. Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day, and the rest will fall into place.
  23. Have the courage to love yourself like you always wished someone would.
  24. “You deserve someone who makes you feel like the otherworldly creature you are. Yourself.” — Amanda Lovelace
  25. Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish. It makes you indestructible.
  26. Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream.
  27. I like my own company.
  28. This is just the way I am. Like me or hate me, but I love me.
  29. “We accept the love we think we deserve.” — Stephen Chbosky
  30. Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.
  31. Be the reason for your own happiness.
  32. The one I love the most is me.
  33. Self-love is the love you do to yourself, for yourself, and by yourself.
  34. Create your own way to be happy.
  35. “Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” — Lucille Ball
  36. When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.
  37. No one is you, and that is your power.
  38. Success is being yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
  39. Be yourself. An original is so much better than a copy.
  40. You can’t actually adore another person unless you truly love yourself first.
  41. “Protecting your mind, body, and spirit from negativity is a sign of self-love.” — Nitin Namdeo
  42. Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.
  43. I am accepting myself unconditionally no matter what.
  44. You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.
  45. “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” ― Oscar Wilde
  46. Plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
  47. “Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives. — Luis L. Hay
  48. The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
  49. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” — Charles Bukowski
  50. The fact that someone else loves you doesn’t rescue you from the project of loving yourself.
  51. Self-love is the elixir of an immortal heart.
  52. We should all fall head over heels in love with ourselves.
  53. I’m not looking to escape my darkness; I’m learning to love myself here.
  54. To attract pure love, love yourself passionately.
  55. Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself. Love yourself.
  56. The second you acknowledge yourself, you become lovely.
  57. If you’re looking for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.
  58. If you want to give light to others, you have to glow yourself.
  59. Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself.
  60. Learning to love yourself is like learning to walk — essential, life-changing, and the only way to stand tall.
  61. Offering admiration to yourself is everything.
  62. Self-love is a good thing, but self-awareness is more important. You need to once in a while go, “Uh, I’m kind of an asshole.”
  63. Choose to love you.
  64. Self-love is the source of all our other loves.
  65. Self-love. It doesn’t mean that everyone will treat you the way you deserve to be treated. It means that you won’t let them change the way you see yourself, nor will you stick around for them to destroy you.
  66. Self-confidence is the best outfit.
  67. Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.
  68. Treat yourself like the queen you are.
  69. Don’t forget yourself just to fall in love with others.
  70. Loving yourself is the greatest revolution in the world.
  71. Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.
  72. The secret of attraction is to love yourself.
  73. Not all people in the world are happy because not all dare to love themselves.
  74. Loving yourself is not vanity. It’s sanity.
  75. FLY = first love yourself.
  76. “Love yourself. Be clear on how you want to be treated. Know your worth. Always.” — Maryam Hasnaa
  77. “I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody.” — Louis L’Amour
  78. “The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.” — Swati Sharma
  79. “Bring the sun over my heart, I want to bloom.” — Alexandra Vasiliu

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