You love your home-office, with its perfect desk and everything within reach of your perfect chair. But sometimes, you lean back in the perfect chair … and find you’ve been asleep for half an hour.
Or, maybe you just can’t focus, can’t find the way into the new project.
Sometimes, you just need a change of scenery.
Here are four alternatives to consider for a fresh perspective.
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This week, I finished Donald Robertson’s new book How To Think Like a Roman Emperor. And, what a remarkable book it is.
It succeeds in being a practical introduction to Stoicism whilst combining biography, history, psychotherapy and philosophy. Each chapter uses a period in Marcus’s life to illustrate an issue, for example, conquering desire or relinquishing fear. It describes Marcus’s situation, then demonstrates Stoic exercises that deal with the topic in question.
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I never have time to write…
But, no longer with the power of the incremental, courtesy of Execupundit:
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At first pass, the hedonistic, glam world of rock music seems an unlikely place for a practising Stoic.
But, then you reflect on the impossible highs and lows of life on the road; the shapeless, twilight, drudgery of tour-bus life and it begins to make sense.
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…with The Daily Stoic.
DailyStoic.com started life in support of the book by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman, The Daily Stoic – 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living.
The site is now a rich resource of Stoic Wisdom and, because I read new pearls of that wisdom every day via the daily newsletter, I include it on the list.
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…with Art of Manliness.
I suspect some Brits might be squeamish about the title, but this blog (now the “largest independent men’s interest magazine on the web”) has everything you need to know. As editors Brett and Kate McKay say:
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This made me laugh out loud. The latest in Nicholas Bate’s series…
In The Future 4
We will realise that it would have helped tremendously if we hadn’t been in so much of a hurry.
Fish for more pearls of wisdom, here.
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Here’s a wide-ranging Weekend Watch (well, more of a listen actually).
In this podcast from High Existence, writer, psychotherapist and Stoic Donald Robertson talks about mental health, cognitive behavioural therapy, Stoicism, Buddhism, philosophy and more.
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