Category: Inspiration

4 alternative places to work

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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Now thinking like a Roman emperor – @DonJRobertson

Highly recommended!

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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Rock ‘n’ roll ‘n’ stoicism – @HurricaneNita

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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Stoics, stoicism, Marcus and more…

…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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Stoicism as Preventative Psychological Medicine – @DonJRobertson

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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