In a world that often glorifies busyness and productivity, prioritizing your self-care can seem like a revolutionary act.

Self-Care is more than just a trend; it’s a vital practice for maintaining physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Self-care isn’t about indulgence or luxury—it’s about recognizing your needs and taking deliberate actions to meet them.

One way to gauge how well you’re prioritizing your self-care is through the language you use daily. The phrases you say can be telling signs of your commitment to your own well-being. Here are ten phrases that prove you’re not just talking the talk but walking the walk when it comes to self-care:

  1. “I need some time for myself.”
  2. “I’m setting boundaries to protect my well-being.”
  3. “No, thank you. I can’t take on any more right now.”
  4. “I’m focusing on my health today.”
  5. “I need to rest.”
  6. “This is what I need to feel balanced.”
  7. “I’m taking a break to recharge.”
  8. “I appreciate the offer, but I need to decline.”
  9. “I’m choosing to do something that makes me happy.”
  10. “I’m making my mental health a priority.”

My goal for you this summer is to try getting comfortable saying these above phrases – they show that you recognize and respect your needs, which is essential for maintaining good self-care practices.

I’d love to know, what are some phrases that YOU use?

And if you are ready to start prioritizing your self-care this summer, I’d love to invite you to my FREE Self-Care Masterclass to start avoiding burnout and reclaiming your time and energy.

All my love,

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Erica Diamond


Teaching women how to prioritize SELF-CARE, Erica Diamond is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Founder of Bliss Essential (, Professional Speaker, Host of The Erica Diamond Podcast, Course Creator of Busy To Bliss (, Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, and Founder & Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Lifestyle Platform® (previously®). Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada, FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and a Profit Hot 50 Canadian Company. Erica Diamond was the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and is a Huffington Post contributor.