29 Jan - 4 Feb 2018
This week can be mostly summed up in two words: Mostly Tired. It’s been a wishy-washy week, being pulled from pillar to post and not very productive overall. My evening routine is going reasonably well but I’m still waking earlier than I would like. We bought a new bed which got delivered last week and I think I’m still getting used to it.
I hit my first small goal of the year getting fortnightly date nights arranged and booked.
I learnt some new kettlebell techniques for doing “Long presses” and “robot walks” before having a quiet, relaxing morning at Costa with Rach while the kids were at Super Saturday.
I finished Man’s search for meaning by Victor Frankl. I think this is one of the most important books I have read and there’s a lot to take away from it. I will be writing and publishing my book notes soon.
I finished building my LEGO Saturn V rocket — now I just need to find somewhere to display it.
Friday was a good finish to the working week - completing my weekly big 3.
A week in Stoicism
Week 5 is about focusing on the present moment. Remember to stick with just what’s in front of you and not worry about what it might mean. Keeping your self-control in all situations and remaining calm and collected.
“At every moment keep a sturdy mind on the task at hand, as a Roman and human being, doing it with strict and simple dignity, affection, freedom and justice—giving yourself a break from all other considerations. You can do this if you approach each task as if it is your last, giving up every distraction, emotional subversion of reason, and all drama, vanity, and complaint over your fair share. You can see how mastery over a few things makes it possible to live an abundant and devout life — for, if you keep watch over these things, the gods won’t ask for more.” Marcus Aurelius