Daily Stoic: The Day In Review

“I will keep constant watch over myself and–most usefully–will put each day up for review. For this is what makes us evil–that none of us looks back upon our own lives. We reflect upon only that which we are about to do. And yet our plans for the future descend from the past.” ~ Seneca, Moral Letters, 83.2

Inspired by The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

Yesterday’s entry spoke of a morning routine. Today we go to the end of the day to review our day. It may be a good thing to journal at night to reflect on the day. Recall the good things that happened. Whether it was something you did, a great song you heard, a good podcast episode, or a great interaction with somebody. And it’s ok to reflect on some not-so-good things that happened, and reflect on how it can improve the next day when you start over. And if you write these things down, you’ll be less likely to forget them. And you’ll also have a running tally of the progress you make.

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