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August 21, 2021 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Sixteen Best Ways to Outsmart AngerAncient Stoics recognized anger to be a destructive emotion. Seneca said, “No plague has cost the human race more.” While we may feel good while expressing anger, most of us don’t like being angry and we don’t generally like being around people who are angry.
August 18, 2021 - The Stoic Gym Blog
How to be content: The Stoic approachThe winter (spring, summer, and fall) of our discontent
August 14, 2021 - The Stoic Gym Blog
How to be at Peace with Ourselves: Stoic GuidanceWe are not always at peace with ourselves. We get upset with others when we think they have wronged us, abused us, hurt us, insulted us, stolen from us, or done something that they ‘shouldn’t have’. When we think like this, we are not at peace with ourselves.
August 11, 2021 - The Stoic Gym Blog
How to Live in the Present, the Stoic WayThis moment has it all - Practically all our problems come from two sources: worry and anxiety. We are worried about something that has already happened, or we are anxious about what might happen in the future.
August 7, 2021 - The Stoic Gym Blog
How to Deal with Criticism Using StoicismWe constantly judge our world and the people around us. We keep some of our judgments to ourselves, but not always. Although we may not care much how our judgments affect others, we ourselves are often sensitive to other people’s judgment, especially when it is critical of us.
August 4, 2021 - The Stoic Gym Blog
How to Deal with Other People’s OpinionsWe are concerned about what others think and we are anxious that others may not approve of us. We do many things — live in the ‘right’ neighborhood, buy the ‘right’ vehicle, buy the ‘right’ clothes, eat the ‘right’ food, and so on, to gain the approval of ‘others’.
July 31, 2021 - The Stoic Gym Blog
How to Deal with GuiltGuilt is the belief that you have caused some harm to someone — including to yourself — by doing something you should not have done. It may range from casual rumor-mongering to something considerably more serious.
July 28, 2021 - The Stoic Gym Blog
How to Deal with BetrayalFor many of us, a sense of betrayal is one of the worst emotions we can experience. Almost by definition, the person who betrayed us is someone close to us, someone we trusted. It could be a friend, spouse, a close business colleague, or someone near and dear to us.
July 24, 2021 - The Stoic Gym Blog
How to Deal with InsultsInsults take many shapes and forms. When we take something as an insult, we may be justified in doing so. Or we might be misinterpreting the situation. Or we may be seeing things that are not there. Depending on how sensitive you are, you can see many things as insulting.
July 21, 2021 - The Stoic Gym Blog