Daily Stoic Entry #20: How Can I Rekindle My Principles and Start Living Today?

January 20th, 2022

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Morning Reflection:

That’s the ultimate question I’ve been thinking about the last couple of months, isn’t it? I’ve been trying to more clearly find ways to define those things I care about in life. What are those things that are important to me and how can I incorporate these things more into my life to improve my happiness and especially those things which align with my values and principles? I think the best way to rekindle these things is simply asking the question. Also, switching to a more flexible work schedule has allowed me more free time to experiment.

Evening Reflection:

Despite difficulties mentioned earlier which are still on-going, find a way to start living more today and worrying less about these untold imagined future troubles. A way to rekindle your principles and start living is through acceptance of the present as it is with humility and gratitude. Gratitude for all the good things in your life. Besides, you’re alive right? Accepting your current circumstances with gratitude lessens your burden in the moment. For you believe everything will be okay, these troubles will give you a way to rekindle your zest for life and examine your principles in the process.

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

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