Just in time for the holidays, here are 25 smart and thoughtful quotes about self-care, happiness, and health that can make a difference during a season often filled with obligations, commitments, and busy to-do lists.

The wisdom here is a fun mix of original quotes obtained by Fox News Digital while reporting for a variety of articles, as well as time-honored aphorisms and quotes from well-known people, some still with us and some, unfortunately, not.

Here, dive into some important, stress-free reminders this holiday season.

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They can make a difference to you as you count down to Christmas and New Year.

Diving straight in…

“If joy is not the measure of your success, then you are wasting your life. Ask yourself: Am I doing what is joyful?” (iStock)

1. “We can’t direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” Dolly Parton

2. “If joy is not the measure of your success, then you are wasting your life. Ask yourself: Am I doing what is joyful?” – Deepak Chopra for Fox News Digital

3. “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” -Carol Burnett

4. “The secret to a happy life is to accept change gracefully.” Jimmy Stewart

Donna Reed hugs Jimmy Stewart in It's a Wonderful Life

Said Jimmy Stewart, who starred in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” among other notable films, “The secret to a happy life is to accept change gracefully.” (Getty Images)

5. “The life of Christ as recorded in the Scriptures is the reason we can still have hope in this world. If Jesus Christ really came here, then what it says about each of us is also true. And what the Scriptures say about you and me? That we are important to God.” – Dr. Alex McFarland for Fox News Digital

6. “Always remember that you not only have the right to be an individual, but also the obligation to be one.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

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7. “There are only two ways to live life. One is as if nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is a miracle.” -Albert Einstein

8. “Calm down and leave plenty of room to relax.”Hannah Keeley for Fox News Digital

Hannah Keeley, headshot

Parenting and lifestyle expert Hannah Keeley told Fox News Digital about holiday self-care: “Take it easy and leave yourself plenty of space to relax.” (Desiray Osier, photo by Nowell)

9. “Healthier people mean happier people. Happier people are more prosperous and over time [are] able to give back to make life better for others less fortunate.” – Tony Robbins for Fox News Digital

10. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it is sacred ground. There is no greater investment.” -Stephen Covey

11. “I have always trusted that every situation, no matter how challenging, has something to teach us and happens for our growth.” – Gisele Bündchen

12. “Happiness is a warm puppy.”Carlos M. Schulz

Charles M. Schultz and characters

Charles M. Schulz in January 1962 with some of his Peanuts characters: “Happiness is a warm puppy.” (CBS via Getty Images)

13. “Realize that true happiness is within you. Don't waste time and effort looking for peace, contentment and joy in the outside world. Remember that there is no happiness in having or receiving, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume that you cannot pour on others without dropping a few drops on yourself. – And Mandino

14. “Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere while the policy you've decided on is being carried out.” – Ronald Reagan

15. “Life is about balance. It's about receiving and giving.” — Hannah Keeley for Fox News Digital

16. “Self-care should include a cold shower as well as a scented bathtub.” -Mary Catherine Bateson

Girl putting star on top of Christmas tree

“Keep good company, read good books, love good things, and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can.” (iStock)

17. “Keep good company, read good books, love good things, and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as possible.” Louisa May Alcott

18. “Each life is made of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and persistence.” -Billy Graham

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19. “The most important investment you can make is in yourself. Very few people can translate anything like their potential power into the actual power of their output in life. Potential exceeds achievement for many people… The best asset it is yourself… You can become, to a large extent, the person you want to be. -Warren Buffett

20. “The safest way to try to get what you want is to try to deserve what you want.”Charlie Munger

mother and son making cookies

“If you're facing a problem, don't tell yourself you can't do it. Convince yourself that you have the strength to handle almost anything because of the way you were raised. And you do!” (iStock)

21. “The beautiful thing about America is that you are able to create new paths. Doors will close in your face. I've had so many doors closed in my face. I just found another door.” — Tyrus for Fox News Digital

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22. “If you're facing a problem, don't tell yourself you can't do it. Convince yourself that you have the strength to handle almost anything because of the way you were raised. And you do! Recognizing Your Keys Strengths are an important step towards having joy in life. You can count on better days ahead because of the good days that came before. And you can find joy in the moment because you have the resilience to overcome the problems that may be hanging over you.” -Ruth K. Westheimer

Woman wrapping Christmas gifts

“You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” (iStock)

23. “The most important thing in life is to stop saying 'I wish' and start saying 'I will.' Don't consider anything impossible and then treat possibilities as probabilities.” -Charles Dickens

24. “We don't determine what hand we will be dealt in life – but we determine how we will react to it.” Pastor Greg Laurie for Fox News Digital

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25. “You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

Fox News Digital's Angelica Stabile contributed reporting.

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