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August 18, 2021 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Epictetus' Discourses || Stoic Self-help ||

How to be content: The Stoic approach

The winter (spring, summer, and fall) of our discontent

August 14, 2021 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Stoic Self-help || Stoicism ||

How to be at Peace with Ourselves: Stoic Guidance

We 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
Tag(s): Stoic Self-help ||

How to Live in the Present, the Stoic Way

This 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
Tag(s): Stoic Self-help ||

How to Deal with Criticism Using Stoicism

We 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
Tag(s): Stoic Self-help ||

How to Deal with Other People’s Opinions

We 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
Tag(s): Stoic Self-help ||

How to Deal with Guilt

Guilt 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
Tag(s): Stoic Self-help ||

How to Deal with Betrayal

For 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
Tag(s): Appropriate action || Stoic Self-help || Stoicism ||

How to Deal with Insults

Insults 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
Tag(s): Stoic Self-help || Stoicism ||

How to Deal with Worries

We worry about many things: about the way we have lived our lives, about what is happening around us now, or what might happen in the future. Yet we may not even be clear as to the specific reasons we are anxious.

July 17, 2021 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Seneca || Stoic Self-help ||

How to be Tranquil: Seneca’s Sixteen

The techniques outlined will preserve your tranquility and restore it to you if you lose it. But, for them to work, you should be constantly vigilant.