Pardon my absense over the past few months. I have a slew of excuses as to why I didn’t write, but I own my actions. The thing is, I’ve been very bad at practicing Stoicism lately.
Over the last few months, I’ve failed to practice very much self-discipline, barely making myself getting up early in the morning, but for a handful of days. I know it’s not exactly a sin to not get myself up early, but the reality for me is that I don’t do so well in other areas of my life when I don’t begin my days with intent. I’m getting myself back into the practice, and lo and behold, I’m already back to working on projects like this one. Funny how that works.
Another area where I’ve lacked a Stoic mentality is in taking things personally and letting things bother me that don’t actually matter. I haven’t just been sitting around being lazy; I’ve been reading, listening to podcasts, and checking the news. The problem is that I haven’t been doing any of those things with the Stoic frame of mind. I’ve worried more. I’ve dwelled on my past. I’ve wondered what people are thinking about me. Those aren’t healthy thoughts and I have begun to move on, begun to get back on track towards who I know I need to be.
I do practice what I preach, except when I don’t. Bear with me while I get back on the path.