Journaling, the stoic art

By A R  |  18 Mar 2020  |  ERP, Growth, Popular, 

We all know someone around who maintains a journal. You’ll be surprised to know that journaling is one of the most common exercises that are recommended by coaches, therapists & apparently, stoics alike. You may now wonder as to why we, a software solution company, are telling you about stoicism & this journaling thing. Good question, glad you asked, allow me to answer.

As a business owner, we understand that business primarily is human interaction before it is anything else. In my experience I have seen stoicism brings immense value in the life of the one that practices it. With the new year of 2020 just around the corner, I think it’ll be nice to let you folks onto something which has the potential to change your life for the good. Here we go.

Everyday, we get ready for work in the morning, putting out best foot forward and seeking excellence in whatever it is that we do for a living. In the course of this, we come across people, some we like & some we don’t & situations some easier than others. In the wake of such situations how does one keep their calm at all times? How does one be on top of things stave off the chaos, the answer is simple, Objectivity. Stoicism is all about objectivity. 

Stoic concepts of focusing on situations that you have direct influence over the ones you done, about being compassionate in the face of rudeness & the timeless discussion on how temper must me kept in check at all times lest it take control of the situation are some of the things that we can employ in our daily lives. The more you read about stoicism, the more you learn to be in control. The question then becomes, how do we instill these values in our lives? Breaking old habits and starting new ones are things that we all suffer from and this is exactly where journaling takes centre stage.

Jouraling, either in the morning before you start your day or at night before you wind down for the day, has been helping achievers throughout time and history to take stock of things on a daily basis. Journaling is also an excellent way keep in mind the stoic wisdom for the day, and above everything else, journaling helps you one to be accountable to oneself. When done in the morning, it helps you prepare for the day with clarity. And when done in the night, it gives us an opportunity to reflect over the day that has gone by. 

In the words of the legendary Bruce Lee; “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” So if you are seeking to be better at the thing that you want to ace, start journaling today, give yourself more accountability from yourself and see how things change for the best for you.

Daily Stoic says “In this way, journaling is stoicism, it’s almost impossible to have one without the other.” And we agree with them.

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