Stoic Journaling

I take a great interest in exploring different schools of thought, different approaches to the same circumstances, and exploring ways to attempt to understand the mind and how we approach the world we live in. Along the same lines as an introduction to self-coaching, I’ve been exploring stoicism.

Wikipedia (take this from whence it comes, please), describes stoicism as a belief that “the path to eudaimonia (happiness, or blessedness) is found in accepting the moment as it presents itself, by not allowing oneself to be controlled by the desire for pleasure or fear of pain, by using one’s mind to understand the world and to do one’s part in nature’s plan, and by working together and treating others fairly and justly.”

Oddly enough, I had been exploring stoicism naturally for many years, at times without even realising I was. Reading books by Ryan Holiday (known for the Daily Stoic, find him online), and exploring schools of thought which separate the circumstance from how we think and feel about that circumstance, all lead down this path of stoicism, which feels very natural to me.

For the longest time, I’ve wanted to integrate daily journaling into my routine. I’ve found this to be quite tricky to build into a habit, until I found the stoic mobile app. This app enables me to dip into journaling at a self-guided pace, without feeling the weight of responsibility to write long streams of thought into a journal, and to build the habit steadily as and when I feel comfortable.

So far, I’ve been using the app for over 50 days, and I love it.

If you’ve ever wanted to explore journaling, stoicism, or learn to observe your mind and thoughts, I’d recommend a tool such as the stoic mobile app. Even purely as a daily check in with some helpful quotes to read, it’s a great way to start your day.

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