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A Simplified Definition Of Stoicism

A Simplified Definition Of Stoicism

It is a philosophical system that concentrates on separating the things you can control from the things you cannot control and then teaches you to introduce in your daily routine habits that help you focus most of your energy on the things that are under your control.

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Thinking About Sad Moments: An Empowering Practice

Death for example is outside of your control and it happens to everyone.

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Part of the stoic practice is related to meditating on the certainty of death and finding freedom is it instead of being overwhelmed by it.

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What You Resist Tends To Persist

Think about how you relate to the emotions you don't want to feel and that you try to avoid: sadness or anger for example.

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Stoicism was popular in ancient Greece and Rome and is practiced by many in high-stress environments.

Stoicism focuses on how to live in a world where things don't go as planned. The idea is to accept all the things beyond your control and to focus on what you can control.

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