Tonight I will be going through my evening ritual. Which includes the following questions:
- What did I do well today?
2. How could I improve – what could I do better?
3. What do I need to do if I want to be the best version of myself?
This practice is inspired by the Stoics, which is a school of Hellenistic philosophy. "Letters from a Stoic" by Seneca is a wonderful introduction if you're curious.
It's beneficial to interact with yourself. Taking time to reflect on your day will solidify the ideas and emotions you've experienced.
If you don't have a daily reflection in some form, I invite you to keep an evening ritual for 30 days. Let me know what results are yielded from the experiment.
Flip a coin — do it.
Unsurprisingly, "What could I do better" is usually lengthier than the first question "What did I do well today?" I don't believe this to be a bad thing. I consider the ability to improve a blessing and a challenge
A piece of advice to myself from this evening's ritual is "Flip a coin — do it" in response to a generalized fear of failure, or simply a burden of choice.