Daily Stoic Entry #121: Do My Actions — and My Mind — Match My Philosophy?

May 1st, 2022

Follow along with my personal daily stoic journal, unfiltered, unedited (except for some spelling mistakes).

Morning Reflection:

I've shared that I care about physical and mental health, so that's part of my philosophy, my personal philosophy. So, let's see if my actions match that. Twice a week I play basketball, three times a week I go to the gym to lift weights, I meditate daily, I use this journal daily, and I read every day. In that sense I feel that my actions are serving my philosophy pretty well. On top of that I'm taking a little better care to put myself in situations that I fear or have trouble with, like dating, which I'm seeing more success in now.

Evening Reflection:

Is there room for improvement? Yes, of course. Part of the practice is forward movement and continuous practice and embodiment of the philosophy. So as long as I can make a small action toward improvement within my philosophy practice then you're doing all right. I can still work on my mind's stability and taking better care of my rest and diet. But I'm not in the position I was months ago and if my actions didn't reflect the philosophy then I wouldn't have made this much of an improvement to my situation. So, I feel I'm on the right track. Stay the course.

Title prompts are taken from The Daily Stoic Journal by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman.

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Dennis Greenwood

Dennis Greenwood

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Data Analyst/BI Consultant by day, writer by night. Figuring out life one day at a time. Writing about my discoveries. Trying to find my place in the world.