16 Jul - 22 Jul 2018
Not much of note this week, I’ve been noodling with the outline of a little product centred around journaling using my experiences of trying to cement a habit.
We had our annual camping trip with our neighbours this weekend in Ashbourne. The weather continued to be fantastic although we did maintain our streak of it raining whenever we go camping, although it was only a short shower on Friday evening. It was a lovely relaxing weekend, walking some of the Tissington Trail, eating crêpes and a little drinking. We also watched the F1 highlights outdoors too. It was an exciting race, but I didn’t do at all well in our fantasy F1 league. However, I’m still in the overall lead at the moment.
I finished reading Never Split the Difference. It was an enjoyable and informative read, and I’m looking forward to trying out some of the techniques.
I’m still reading Generation X, but it’s been slow going since I’ve been later to bed than I’d like and so I’m falling asleep within reading a page or two. I’d expected to read more during our camping trip but didn’t have a moment unless I wanted to be anti-social.
A week in Stoicism
The focus this week was on practising gentleness instead of anger. Remember that we don’t make mistakes willingly, it is often due to ignorance, and as such, anger doesn’t make the situation better. Instead, try to replace anger with gentleness. Remember that we make just as many, if not more, mistakes and we would not want to be treated with anger.
”Nothing is noble if it’s done unwillingly or under compulsion. Every noble deed is voluntary” Seneca
”Keep this thought handy when you feel a fit of rage coming on—it isn’t manly to be enraged. Rather, gentleness and civility are more human, and therefore manlier. A real man doesn’t give way to anger and discontent, and such a person has strength, courage, and endurance…” Marcus Aurelius