Day 4

First off, I’ve decided to stop focusing on all five of my virtues every day and start focusing on just two a day. I feel like, for me at least, trying to work on all five at once leads to neglect and the failure to make any real improvements. I will therefore begin a more centered approach and work on just two a day. 

Today I concentrated on tranquillity and industry. I had planned to try a type of meditation last night, but that didn’t end up happening. When it was time to go to bed, I just completely lost interest and didn’t do anything. So not my best moment, a failure in both tranquillity and industry. Other than that, I had a pretty good/tranquil day today. I was exhausted this morning, but by seventh hour (rep theatre) I was doing pretty well! I’ve got a lot of homework to do this weekend but I’m trying to stay positive and not let it weigh me down. So overall I’d give myself a 3/5 for tranquillity today. 

I have struggled a bit today with industry, which is frustrating considering how on top of things I’ve been throughout the rest of this week. I didn’t finish a couple of assignments that could have been done in class if I’d been more productive, leaving me with weekend homework. And tonight, I let reading my mom’s People magazine distract me from homework (for anyone who’s interested: Paul Rudd, pride of Kansas and also the Shawnee Mission school district, is People’s sexiest man alive). I’ve made plans to be very productive this weekend and hopefully, I will actually be able to make that happen. Today I’d give myself a 2/5 on industry. 

Delaney McDermed

Author: Delaney McDermed

Tranquillity, Industry, Cleanliness, Creative Productivity, and Physical Health

2 thoughts on “Day 4”

  1. I really like your idea of only focusing on two virtues per day, I feel like it is especially a struggle to stay on top of five separate virtues all at once (like Benny Frank said!). It is also good to hear that you had a decently tranquil day today, sometimes it is that rest that can help you tackle those other assignments in life! (I am also very interested in Paul Rudd being the “sexiest man alive”, curious that he graduated from SMW)

  2. Focusing on consciously improving two virtues a day seems like an excellent way to ensure a greater time allotment for each one. I wish you luck on the rest of your weekend, though it sounds very busy. Sometimes, it’s important to have some leisure time and read a magazine.

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