I discovered Stoicism at the height of the first wave of the pandemic. It helped me regain control in uncertain times by accepting what I can not control and appreciating the beautiful life I have been given.
To me, Stoicism is an empowering philosophy which allows me to better free myself from negative impressions.
It challenges me to work on my character, to become the very best version of myself – in all the different roles I fulfill; as a mother, partner, sister, friend, member of a community.
It reminds me to let no day go by wasted as time is the most precious gift we received.
It encourages me to be a lifelong learner, to truly get to know myself and the world I live in.
One daily practice that helps me reflect on my progress is the evening meditation:
I reflect on my day and ask myself : What did I do right? Where is room for improvement? How do I want to tackle my challenges tomorrow?
I’m Anne Gehrmann and this is my #PathsToFlourishing story.
Anne is an ambassador of Stoicon-x Women: Practical Paths to Flourishing.
This is a #PathsToFlourishing story published as part of a series of stories inspired by the Stoicon-x Women 2021 theme: Practical Paths to Flourishing.