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7 Harry Potter Quotes That Illuminate Self-Care’s Magic, Always

As a massive Harry Potter fan, there are some Harry Potter quotes that I rely on when it comes to self-care.

I’ve come across so many Harry Potter quotes about love, life, friendship and some funny ones too, which Potterhead fans will revisit over and over again.

Although, J.K. Rowling has said “Harry is done now” following the launch of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, it hasn’t stopped inspirational quotes coming out of this incredible franchise and it’s a legacy that will probably live on for a very long time to come.

Here are some iconic Harry Potter quotes.

7 Harry Potter Quotes That Illuminate Self-Care’s Magic, Always

“I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth botherin’ with.” – Rubeus Hagrid – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

A great self-care tip is to protect your mental-health. You’re not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s OK. Just be you and you will find your tribe.

“When in doubt, go to the library.” – Ron Weasley – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Reading a book is a great form of self-care. For me, it’s about escapism. Forgetting about the world around me and immersing myself into another world. That’s probably why I re-read the Harry Potter books so many times.

“You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.” – Albus Dumbledore – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

We, especially women, are really bad at asking for help. There’s no shame in it.

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends” – Albus Dumbledore – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

This got me thinking about saying ‘no’ more often. Many of us are terrible at saying ‘yes’ to things that we many not want to do, just so we don’t offend our friends. Saying ‘no’ to the things you don’t want to do is a great form of self-care. Additionally, if they’re a good friend, they won’t hold it against you.

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. – Albus Dumbledore – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

There are times when things can seem really overwhelming, and we can find it difficult to see the end of the tunnel. Additionally, focus on the end goal and think about the positives, we tend to forget about those.

I mean, it’s sort of exciting, isn’t it, breaking the rules? – Hermione Granger – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

There is no one way of doing things. One thing i’ve learnt, the hard way, is that what works for someone else doesn’t necessarily work for everyone else. Just because you don’t do something the way other people do it, that’s fine. Do what works for you.

I’ve always wanted to use that spell. – Minerva McGonagall – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Have a self-care day and do something you’ve always wanted to do. Maybe you’ve wanted to go to a museum, a film at the cinema? You don’t have to do it with someone else, do it alone. Therefore, you can decide how long you can be out for, whether you want to leave early, you’re in control and it’s about you.

There you have it, some Harry Potter self-care quotes.

Feel free to share some of your favourite ones.