Use the Stoicism Philosophy to stress less and be happier. Make a habit out of a Stoic routine - daily journaling, meditations, reflection and mood tracking.
Live a Stoic life.
Learn how to cope with stress and enjoy every moment of your life.
1. MORNING AND EVENING ROUTINE
Prepare in the morning, so that nothing can surprise you during the day.
Reflect on your actions in the evening, get better every day, iterate faster.
2. REFLECTIVE EXERCISES.
- Journaling. Clear your mind, express your thoughts and set goals.
- Negative Visualisation. Discover how many things you have in your life that you should be grateful for. Things you take for granted. achievements that you forgot a long time ago. You are luckier and more privileged than you think.
- Meditation. An unguided session of meditation with background sounds and timed chimes.
- Breathing. Deep calm and box breathing options.
- Quotes. Read and save your favorite inspiring quotes from Stoic Philosophers, Lao Tzu, The Holy Bible, and Gautama Buddha.
- Fear Setting. A way of overcoming hard decisions in life introduced by Tim Ferriss. It will help you be less afraid of taking action.
Browse your old entries or filter them with particular questions. See how your responses change over time and find patterns to help you in your personal development.
Stoic Wisdom. Learn the most practical philosophy that will help you survive in high-stress environments. Meditate on quotes by Marcus Aurelius and Seneca and conquer your ego.
Learn Philosophies. With quotes from Lao Tzu, The Holy Bible, and Gautama Buddha you can learn Tao, Buddhism, and Catholic approaches to life.
Regarding Privacy. You can protect your entries and journal with a password.
Stoicism is a philosophy of leaders. As Tim Ferriss put it:
- become less emotionally reactive
- become a better, kinder person
- become better at resolving conflicts
And remember "We suffer more in imagination than in reality"
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After a month of struggles and fights with the new database, this update can finally see the sunlight. It contains mostly under-the-hood changes and some small improvements, but it also lays a foundation for the next update. And the next one will be huge. It will roll a feature that many of you asked and that I promised exactly 27 times in the last week :) You can only guess what it is.
So, changes changes changes:
• Holly suggested adding a pause button to the meditation exercise. I additionally implemented the possibility to insert notes during breaks.
I know it may contradict with meditation teachings to clear mind completely, so keep in mind that meditation is about being present and use notes only in special cases (f. eg. when a brilliant idea pops in your mind and you are afraid to lose it.)
• Francisco gave me in-depth feedback about the reorganization of “You” and “Exercises” sections. I’m still working on this but you can see first symptoms already here.
• Andrew suggested a possibility to turn off vibrations. I might have gone too far with the number of vibrations, but I find it very weirdly satisfying... You can turn it off from settings if you wish.
• Irma suggested a new history layout and splitting journaling and questions. (for anyone knowing me personally - yes, this is this Irma, my Irma, and she really pushed me to change that view.)
• Also huge thanks to Kingman, Agata and many many more for pointing various bugs.
Hope ya have a wonderful week :)
ps. Last week I had a pleasure to talk with some of you via Skype and longer mail conversations about your stories related to Stoicism, how you use the app and what you expect from it. This experience was eye-opening. I’m thrilled and additionally, a little bit intimidated knowing how many amazing people use Stoic. Expect many improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Wow, life-changing! This app has so much potential — a bright future.
I’m blown away by the beautiful functionality and style of this app. In a time of self-coddling exceptionalism, I find the truthful and minimalist way of Stoicism to be an oasis to during this age of narcissism. I want to develop my character by persisting in doing the simple everyday things that are hard for me; and to treat the people in my life better, by being more thoughtful and reflective of all the ways I impact people in my life. The questions asked in this journaling app helps me to do exactly that, and I really appreciate it. The responsiveness of the developer shows a kind of rare caring, which will surely inspire a community around this app. The messaging feature promises interesting ways to incorporate philosophy, natural language processing and ML. It is a beautifully modern way to deliver lessons in classical philosophy in more pragmatic and interactive, bite-sized chunks — with the potential for location-awareness and habit tracking for really grounding philosophy into lived experience. As an educator with a philosophy background, a software developer and product manager, I am so excited for this app - and I can’t wait to see what it turns into over the next year. I hope that I can be involved in some way as a volunteer and enthusiast.
Developer Response ,
SpiritKaizen, I wish I could reply to your review in the same beautiful way that You complemented Stoic. Unfortunately, I’m not skilled enough :)
Nevertheless, I really deeply appreciate your support, and kind words, and I will do my best to meet your expectations.
I would be honored if you could guide me with your advice on future features, If you wish to have access to beta builds, please ping me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great day,
I’ve always strived to set my goals and intentions for the day and reflect on them in the evening but have always struggled to keep up with it. There is something about Stoic that makes me feel a sense of peace and motivation when I open it. Every aspect of it is incredible, from the daily quotes from Stoic philosophers and the Buddha (my philosophies of choice) to answering the questions I set each morning & night, doing a visualization or meditation within the exercises, and even to the minimalistic UI and animations. Everything fits and everything makes me want to use the app more and more, which in this case is actually a good thing. Stoic is as far from pseudo-psychology as you can get. It’s pretty simple: If you setup your daily questions and just do what the app was built for. Twice a day. If you use it and apply it it will change your life. No question. The app is perfect, so it’s up to you if you want to follow it. If you do, good luck! I’ll be right there with you.
Fantastic App for Journaling!
A lot of other people have already done an excellent job at highlighting the great uses of this app, so I’m not going to spend many words addressing the amazing qualities of this app.
I will say, however, that this app has dramatically changed my life by making me more introspective, open to growth, and willing to change to the way in which I interact with the world. It has helped me curb my worst habits and improve my virtuous qualities, and I’m greatly appreciative of that.
I just have some suggestions for the developers that I would love to see implemented into the app.
1. Writing your own questions: Don’t get me wrong, the reflection questions that Stoic provides are wonderful, but they’re also very broad. Obviously, the default questions must be broad to be accessible for people of all demographics, but I would like to have questions that are more tailored to my own specific experiences. I think the best way to do this is by letting users create their own custom questions that they can respond to each day. In my case, at least, this change would make the questions even more meaningful and effective.
2. Darkmode: The evening time reflection page is great, but I wish there was an option to make black the dominant color for all the other screen options (even the morning reflection page).
3. Naming morning and evening reflection pages
- Maciej Lobodzinski
- 50.3 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Maciej Lobodzinski
- In-App Purchases
- Stoic Premium $3.99
- Stoic Premium $8.99
- Stoic Premium $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.