Cheri Reviews Journal Like a Stoic by Brittany Polat

Journal Like a Stoic: A 90-Day Stoicism Program to Live with Greater Acceptance, Less Judgment, and Deeper Intentionality by Brittany Polat

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I stumbled upon the study of Stoicism just over a year ago and found it intriguing but when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I got more serious about it. Having a good grasp of what I can and cannot control became very important. Now that I’m cancer-free, I’ve gotten away from studying but Journal Like a Stoic is helping me to get back into the groove.

The book is broken down into two parts: first, a brief history of the philosophy so the reader is prepared for the more hands-on bits in the second part, the actual journaling prompts. I was happy with the amount of history given – not a tremendous amount – because my real interest is the journaling. Was not disappointed with the prompts, for sure. Polat shares quotes and background and then lays out the prompts which helps to keep it all in context. And don’t skip around! These are meant to be tackled in order.

Now that I’ve gone through with reading it all, I’m ready to get down to business with the writing and reflecting bits.

Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC.

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