Every so often on a Monday, I get the blues. I guess they are called Monday blues for a reason. Today I’m ok actually, even though work is kicking my ass. Last Monday I was blue, even though my life was great. You can’t predict it. So, for those of you who find yourself in a little slump this Monday, or may do in Mondays to come, I’m committed to sharing some coping strategies with you.
A good friend recently pointed out an obvious and miserable fact: we are born and die ALONE. This is a great example of a depressing Monday thought but one that would be encouraged by Stoic philosophers, who believe that worst case scenarios can be extremely helpful and that we should invest time actively preparing for the inevitable miseries of life.
The two videos shared here should 1. help you better understand the stoics and 2. help you apply their wisdom.
Enjoy! Remember, tomorrow you could be dead…
The School of Life giving us a fresh perspective on how to man up!
Wise words from Tim Ferris on how to practically convert pessimism into motivation: