Stoicism: A protective shield for emotional damage

"We suffer more often in imagination than in reality". When you finally decide to take control of your life, you have no idea where to begin. Every corner is a loose dead one. That's when Stoicism comes into play. Emotional suffering can consume more of you than a physical one. Stoicism is a 2000-year-old philosophy founded by Zeno of Citium in the 3rd century BC in Athens. Stoicism revolves around the mindset that you are the only one in control of your life. Its purpose is to attain inner peace by overcoming destructive emotions. In easy words, it's to be practical and a bit more structural. Staying away from negativity as much as possible. Some things are under our control (our reactions, understanding, own doing, desire to get or avoid something) while others are not (reputation, position in society, everything that is not our own doing). React to challenging situations with the question, "How would your idol react?" Be the perfect person by making small day-to-day life decisions differently. It could be, "Either I work now and enjoy later or the other way round". Review the day! “What went wrong? What went right? How can I improve?”. Answer these three questions honestly by journaling. Be disciplined! Understand the potential of time and the mortal body's limit. Be organised, as nothing goes well without a proper plan!

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