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October 30, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Appropriate action || Mindfulness || Seneca || Stoic Self-help ||

How to live a focused life: Five Stoic Strategies

We seem to be busy all the time. We feel we have no time to do all the things we want to do. Often this is because we are not focused and fritter away our time. Here we explore how to live a focused life

April 24, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Anger || Seneca || Stoic Self-help || Stoicism ||

Why is anger destructive

1. Anger has done greater damage to humankind than any plague. 2. Both individuals and communities are destroyed by it. 3. Even a semblance of anger is enough to cause damage.

April 20, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Mindfulness || Stoic Self-help || Stoicism || Uncategorized ||

How To Be Mindful

Mindfulness is not a standard Stoic term, but the concept plays an important role in Stoic thinking. For our purposes, if we define mindfulness as the art of paying deliberate attention, then we will see its critical role in moving us towards Stoic virtues and towards the good life.

April 17, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Appropriate action || Stoic Self-help || Stoicism ||

How To Act Appropriately

The concept of appropriate action (kathekon) was introduced by the founder of Stoicism, Zeno of Citium. (Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Stoics, 7.108)

April 15, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Stoic Self-help ||

How To Deal With Adversity

We all face some form of adversity from time to time. The list of things we consider adverse can be long: insults, isolation, illness, loss of material things or people close to us, poverty, betrayal, heartbreak, and so on. When any of these things happen, we are stressed.

April 10, 2020 - The Stoic Gym Blog
Tag(s): Stoic Self-help ||

How To Deal With Ungrateful People

We have all benefitted people, in the form of gifts and help when they need it, who seldom reciprocate. When we need help, even if is it very simple, they are nowhere in sight. When seen, they feel no need to return a favor.