“Wellness Tips from The Self-Care Daily™.”

Posted by: Derrick Shirley on January 9, 2012 12:25 pm


As this is the first official self-care tip of 2012, I will share with you one closest to my heart. It remains the most powerful instrument of personal change and transformation in my life, business and weight loss (I lost over 180 lbs) to date:

Personal Writing.

Even if its just a few lines about how you are feeling, try to do some journaling today and everyday. I cannot even begin to tell you how powerful this is and doing this earlier in the day brings the greatest benefits.

Write a letter to yourself, write about your work, or just empty your mind. Write about something funny and watch your mood shift with each word. If you are concerned that someone might read your writing, write on loose-leaf paper, tear it up when finished and destroy it. In this self-care activity, the process is more important than the content.

Make the time to connect with you. You are worth it!




Take care of your relationships as best as you can.
We all get caught up in the busy-ness of life and do our best to manage our time. Topical conversations however, only reach topical levels. Connecting with people on deeper levels, connects you to deeper expressions of love.

Make a ‘friendly date’ with someone, keep it, enjoy it, and then make another.



There have been many times in my life when I have ‘got in my own way,’ impeding my own progress. Be it through self-doubt, self-sabotage and/or self-denial, there are many of us  – metaphorically speaking – driving with our emergency break on. If you can relate, this is a good thing. As I mentioned in yesterday’s tip, it takes courage to know and desire the truth, but the truth is not something we need to fear. Our perceived shortcomings hold keys to our greatest attributes.

The first step I have found to moving past self-imposed impediments is asking for feedback. Request the unbiased perspective of others on where they see you holding yourself back. Ask them to be honest, brutally honest. They may give you a list of “should’s”, you may get triggered by their words, or they may surprise you with genuine insights.

Either way, take in the information and rather than judge yourself (and them) reach down, find your switch and release the brakes.

Hello and thank you for reading some of the tips from my daily email service, “The Self-Care Daily™.” I hope you enjoyed them. I would like to extend my 2012 subscription promotion to all CCPA blog followers. If you wish to activate your free subscription please visit: http://www.derrickshirley.com/The_Self-Care_Daily.html for your login instructions.

Thank you and take good care,

Derrick Shirley.

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0 comments on ““Wellness Tips from The Self-Care Daily™.””

  1. Hailing says:

    I am very interested in the topic of self care, and wonder where do you lay the component of spiritual care. Thanks, Hailing

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