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The Daily Stoic Journal: 366 Days of Writing and Reflection on the Art of Living

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Ryan Holiday has led the popular revival of stoicism since 2014, with his acclaimed bestsellers The Obstacle is the Way, Ego is the Enemy, and - in partnership with Stephen Hanselman - The Daily Stoic. This latter offered powerful quotations, fresh anecdotes, and insightful commentary on the wisdom of Epictetus, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius.

Now Holiday and Hanselman are bac
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published November 2nd 2017 by Profile Books
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Josh Kanownik
Jan 27, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I made it to day 26 before I couldn't take it anymore. I was not prepared for how poorly thought-out and executed this would be. It reads like it was written using a freelance posting with little time or money allocated to it. It should have been a red flag with the morning exercises said they were "morning reflections" instead of the "morning preparations" they should be. The daily questions are just taken directly from The Daily Stoic with no thought at all put into changes to better support d ...more
Ryan P
Jul 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
Not very useful without one of the companion books. Should have been bundled together.
Dec 16, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was okay, then tedious, and then I just followed along. Many of the prompts start being redundant and not that interesting.
Natalía Papadopoúlou
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: workbook, philosophy
This is not really a book by the classical definition. It has prompts that derive from the stoic philosophy and space so that you can write down your thoughts that respond to them. There is a question per day in order to reflect in the morning and at night. I’m too impatient to follow the day by day prompts as I felt some of them didn’t really resonate with me and were questions that people take a lifetime to answer, not just a day (eg “what is my purpose in life?”). However I did enjoy it and w ...more
Deb Schell
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the journal as this was my first try at being consistent with a practice of journaling. I loved the stoic questions and especially the weekly quotes and intention setting. If you are someone who enjoys the principals and wants to practice journaling, this is a great starter!
Paul Copcutt
Disappointing. Buy the more detailed Daily Stoic book and use a blank journal and save your money.
Diego Arredondo
Jul 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ryan as usual bird feets you with whit little nuggets of chewed stoicism.

It is interesting to see the point o view of someone who spends such amount of time reading.

I think that this is the kind of book to read very well as an intro to the philosophy.
Michal Kosinski
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, stoic
I loved these daily meditations! Most of them were brilliant and forced me to think about parts of my life that I wouldn't think of otherwise. Two downsides were: it would be difficult to understand some questions without Daily Stoic book; some of the questions ask the same thing in a different form, so you may encounter repetition. ...more
Michael Savill
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
It was a very handy journal, and I loved the weekly topics. My one gripe was that trying to answer the daily questions was difficult as they often seemed incongruous, especially in the morning, so I often ignored those and just wrote what I wanted.
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Mar 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent journaling experience that is based on the stoic philosophy. With the author's insightful reflection it fits into modern-day society very well... ...more
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Muuten toimiva konsepti, mutta omat vastaukseni tiputtavat keskiarvoa.
John Freel
Apr 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
Not really a book but a companion for the Daily Stoic 366 which I am also currently working through.
Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great companion to the Daily Stoic book.
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wonderful, timeless passages that were strongly needed for inspiration and hope during 2020. I plan to start all over tomorrow, in the new year, and every year.
Antonio Gallo
Questo libro l'ho "letto", adesso mi accingo a "scriverlo". Vi meraviglierete di quello che dico, ovviamente. Proprio così. L'ho "letto", adesso devo "scriverlo", devo scrivere il "mio" libro, quello che l'autore ha saputo con intelligenza propormi, tanto da farmi acquistare non solo questo, (che poi tutto sommato libro non è, è soltanto un diario), ma anche quell'altro libro su cui ha costruito il suo lavoro, la sua ricerca, sullo stoicismo.

Perchè di questo si tratta. Sono due i libri, in effe
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Kim Catanzarite
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In the introduction, Ryan Holiday says, "We don’t control many of the things we pursue in life—yet we become angry, sad, hurt, scared, or jealous when we don’t get them. In fact those emotions—those reactions—are about the only thing that we do control." This is the stoic perspective, and I agree with Holiday when he says modern-day people of all ages and walks of life can benefit from the wise words the stoic philosophers. On their own, these words may be difficult to interpret, but with Holida ...more
Piotr Karaś
I am grateful for the entire year 2019 of Stoic journaling with (and in) this book. Every single day, every morning (mostly when other family members were still asleep), by myself, immersed in a deep introspection, self-reflection, examination of conscience, slowly becoming a better version of myself.
Mike Pietrzak
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great companion to the Daily Stoic. It took me a few extra weeks past the end of the year, but I managed to write an entry for all 366 days in the journal. A hugely valuable exercise.
Joe Thacker
May 23, 2018 rated it liked it
A helpful Stoicism dairy.
Kilian Markert
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book, used it as a companion to the Daily Stoic, loved the weekly themes and food for thought to journal about.
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the ritual of reflecting with prompts like this everyday.
Nathan Deily
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent resource for daily journaling and developing a Stoic outlook
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Ryan Holiday is media strategist for notorious clients like Tucker Max and Dov Charney. After dropping out of college at 19 to apprentice under the strategist Robert Greene, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multi-platinum musicians. He is the Director of Marketing at American Apparel, where his work in advertising was internationally known. His strategies are used as case studies ...more

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“Having an end in mind is no guarantee that you’ll reach it—no Stoic
would tolerate that assumption—but not having an end in mind is a
guarantee you won’t”
“However, if our judgments are crooked because we don’t use reason, then everything that follows will be crooked, and we will lose our ability to steady ourselves in the chaos and rush of life. If you want to be steady, if
you want clarity, proper judgment is the best way.”
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