Daily Stoic Entry #149: What Work Nourishes My Mind?
May 29th, 2022
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That's unfortunately something I don't really know. There's plenty of activities that occupy my mind, but do they nourish it? And is that 'work'? If I'm honest, I can't really be a hundred percent sure. Sport nourishes my mind; it keeps my mind healthy and balanced. Reading and journaling nourishes my mind, but I don't consider it work. To some it is work so it might count. It's just not something I can make a living with. I like doing well at my job, but does it nourish me in a very meaningful way?
Does my inability to answer this question from this morning mean anything? Does it mean I'm not pursuing meaningful work? How can I find ways where I can add things or remove or change things I do, the work I do? To feel a clearer answer to this question? In general, I do okay recently so it doesn't mean necessarily mean it's a problem. I recognize that there is opportunity to make some positive changes. Is it that the activities that do nourish my mind don't come to mind in the same context as the word 'work'. I simply don't register these as work.
Title prompts are taken from The Daily Stoic Journal by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman.