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Getting Started With Stoicism

So, today is officially my first day in My Stoic Life. This morning before getting out of bed, I thought on my tasks for the day, the things I wanted to get done that involved my personal connections with community life.

I am involved with my community, or in reality, communities, as most people are. There is family, friends, hobbies, habits, and the broader range of communities ‘out there’. So, I made a mental list of the most important tasks for today, involving family and ‘hobbies’ and for ‘hobbies’ I mean my writing community related things I need to do.

Jobs for today

1/ I will call my mom about things of interest to us both especially our next catch up

2/ I will finish my task for the community radio station I’m involved with

3/ I will write up all of the new entries for the poetry competition my writing group are running

4/ Do my homework for the main writing group I’m involved with

The Dog Buddha, from my latest book in the Buster the Dog series

Finding good things in my life …

It looks simple enough, and I feel I can get through these items, in fact as soon as I’ve finished this this blog post I will make the phone call to my mother. Sounds simple enough, except I’ve just been reminded (and encouraged) to get a move on, so we can both go to the library to take back library books, and borrow some more …

So off I go, to get on with this stoic day! I am hoping to report back tonight, to tell how my day went, and whether Stoicism won the day, or old habits of laziness, and doing not much at all did!

  1. Interesting concept, yet difficult with society pressures. Minimalism when it comes to material belongings is something to consider too. Great…

Author: carolyncordon

Wife, mother, writer, dog enthusiast. Spending too much time on writing and not enough time on vacuuming. Apparently. I can't see a problem. I have suffered in my life, I have had wonderful things occur in my life. Concentrating on the wonderful things makes it easier for me to live a great life.

2 thoughts on “Getting Started With Stoicism”

  1. looking at the list of what I wanted to achieve, I can honestly say I have done well, to get done what I did. Items 1 and 3 were completed to my satisfaction, I did the best I could with item 2, and I made a beginning to item 4, and will complete it tomorrow. My Stoic self is satisfied with today’s actions.

    I also went to the library today with my husband and have some new books to look at, new thoughts to consider, and what Stoic or other thinking person would not be pleased with that? My main library is the Tea Tree Gully Library in South Australia, and I was interested to see the new works they have had done there.

    I love libraries!


    1. And I have just now done my homework, in plenty of time for our meeting. I’ll be heading off soon, to get some things sorted out, and to deliver the saltbush I just picked in my garden, to give to the lovely people at the new cafe in Gawler I live, Niina Marni, at the Gawler Civic Centre.


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