Day Six

Hello everyone!

I am on the plane back from Chicago and I think today was a good day to practice my virtues. Tranquility was alright for me today. I played in the semifinals of my tennis tournament and won but I was pretty nervous the whole time so I still need to continue to work on my breathing during matches. I lost in the finals so I got 2nd in the tournament and my tranquility wasn’t as good. 

Patience was almost the same as tranquility as when I get nervous or overwhelmed during a match, I get impatient and try to go for too small of targets and too big of shots.  I did pretty good at this during my first match but not very well in the finals.

Moderation was actually good today even though I played two matches. I got to walk around Chicago in the city and even got to go shopping and get ice cream. I am looking forward to taking the day off tomorrow and spending some time with my friends. 

Order was good as well as I did a good job getting packed and ready to go in a short period of time. I am hoping that I will be able to clean my room more now that I’ll be back in town. 

I also found a lot of joy in my day. Even though I lost my last match, I am still incredibly happy with my result of 2nd. Being able to see the city was also a major point of joy as well. Overall, it was a pretty good day!

The Streets of Chicago!
Bryson Langford

Author: Bryson Langford

Working on tranquility, moderation, order, patience, and joy.

2 thoughts on “Day Six”

  1. That’s so awesome you had so much fun in Chicago, such a cool weekend getaway. Also, congrats on getting 2nd in the WHOLE tournament, that’s amazing. I’m glad that you were attempting to practice tranquility and realizing that even though you thought you could’ve done better practicing tranquility, you noticed that next time you need to take a few deep breathes, I’m the exact same way. Anyway, good job for getting packed so quickly and enjoying your time in Chicago… have a relaxing Monday 🙂

  2. Congratulations on your tournament! I may have to borrow the idea of breathing during playing because coaches and atmosphere can really stress me out as well, but the way you handled clearly shows how great you are. Great job!

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