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Seeking out artistic cues to catalyze emotions that previously you've tried to avoid will help you to relate differently to events like death. Because most likely what you're horrified about is not so much death, but the way you're emotionally relating to the concept of death.
Watching films that are scary, sad or depressive, and then contrasting that with something that is on the opposite end of the spectrum will help you understand that these moments of sadness are transient and that you can switch them off and on with cues in your environment.
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Death for example is outside of your control and it happens to everyone.
But you can control the way you relate to it: instead of viewing it as a moment of immense sadness, make it a great catalyzing help.
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.
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.
Thinking about death highlights the short duration of life; this practice gives us a sense of urgency to pursue the things that a...
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.
But these negative emotions are going to come up and when you identify them as bad and try to refuse them with all your energy, what happens is that you give them even...
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You are a salesperson, whether you like it or not. You're going to convince people to buy into your ideas, services, product, or career path.
It is, therefore, useful to learn how to convince people.
Without writing, it's pretty hard to capture and freeze your thinking, so that you can sharpen it: for example, observing when you're using words that are not well defined or when you're saying things that don't need to be said.
You don't need to make the perfect decision all the time, and if you want to preserve your decision-making energy for the things that actually matter, then try to make decisions that are not critical (e. g. deciding what toothpaste and toilet paper to buy or which Airbnb to rent)...
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