Review of a ‘Quiet Week’

…a good step forward. Before this week started I had an epiphany – I was the cause of my own increasing stress levels. And, my approach to Stoicism was a significant negative factor. I decided to change few basic things and then review how things stood...

Plan for the next 7 days…

…a quiet mind I wrote another journal entry yesterday before heading for a shower. In the shower I realised that I have been causing an increase in my stress levels for the last week or so. And, more importantly I realised how and how to stop it. Stoic journey...

Commenting on the day…

…as it happens, increases focus After completing yesterday’s blog post I started a journal – pen & paper variety. I work on a computer and spend a fair amount of non-work time on screen too. So, it was a major throwback to use pen & paper for...

Big issues – little progress

…in search of peace, not learning Today I identified a mismatch between what I have been doing (which I have thought I should do) and what I need to do in order to move forward, to progress. I thought I should learn the basics of Stoicism in order to use it to...

Plans go wrong…

…even intentions Yesterday I planned / intended that today I would spend more time looking into the detail of the 4 Stoic Virtues. But things didn’t go to plan. So, the sum total of my Stoic research today was to read a few updates on the subreddit. Which...

Stoicism and Covid19

…could Stoicism help during Lockdown? Today I read an article on the Modern Stoicism website¬†– titled ‘Stoicism and the Coronavirus Pandemic by Kit Hildyard’ authored by¬†Gregory Sadler. No idea how something is by one person and authored by...

Frustration as a new Stoic

…when logic tells you it is too soon to benefit but hope argues Less than a week into my Stoic journey and I hit a problem. Not a new problem but one which recurs occasionally. It is a family matter which would probably be readily resolved if I were up and...

Stoic Philosophy vs Stoicism…

…is there a difference? Stupid questions I have not yet come across the Stoic ‘rule’ regarding stupid questions but I will look for something appropriate before I finish this article. As a middling student of a comprehensive school in the 70’s...