The Last Time

Jason Chatfield
Mar 2 · 4 min read

The surprising benefits of keeping a diary, and the Stoic mindfulness “Last Time” meditation.

There is an ancient Stoic gratitude tradition called the “Last Time” meditation.

The old saying ‘you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone’ isn’t just a lyric from a Joni Mitchell song; it’s a reminder with its roots in ancient Stoic philosophy that you can carry with you anywhere, any time.

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New York-based Australian Comedian & Cartoonist for the New Yorker. Obsessed with Productivity Hacks, the Creative Process, and the Oxford Comma.

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