And if you choose to hold fast to what is right, do not be irked by difficult circumstances, but reflect on how many things have already happened to you in life in ways that you did not wish, and yet they have turned out for the best. (Musonius Rufus - Fragments)
Another form of “Reviewing Your Impressions” is keeping a journal. Much as Marcus Aurelius did with his Meditations, you may find it helpful to reflect upon the day’s happenings and your impressions thereof in print. That adds a little weight to the process, and encourages a deeper form of reflection.
It creates a record for you to review periodically, to pinpoint trends, noting lessons you have trouble keeping in mind. It also provides suggestions and inspirations from the “past” you that might help with current challenges. You and he, after all, have a lot in common.
Considering that July 2nd marked 50% of the way through the year, now might be a good time to reflect on the past 6 months, so you can make the best use of 2019.
It’s another opportunity for emotional & goal housekeeping.
🍺 to a great week ahead!