Embrace Voluntary Hardship to Appreciate the Good Things in Life - Deepstash
Embrace Voluntary Hardship to Appreciate the Good Things in Life

Embrace Voluntary Hardship to Appreciate the Good Things in Life

Practicing voluntary hardship builds resilience and gratitude. By intentionally facing discomforts, like taking cold showers, you prepare yourself for unexpected challenges and develop a deeper appreciation for life's comforts.

Preparing for adversity helps you handle stress better. Stoics like Marcus Aurelius believed in premeditating adversity to condition their minds, making them more adaptable and less stressed when real hardships arise.

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High School Reading Teacher. Book lover. Sharing insights to inspire discovery. "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." – Joseph Addison

"How to Think Like a Roman Emperor" (2019) delves into the principles of Stoicism through the life and writings of Marcus Aurelius. As a revered Roman emperor, his leadership qualities were deeply influenced by Stoic philosophy, which also offers timeless lessons for personal growth today.

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