How to Control the Uncontrollable

10 Game Changing Ideas to Help You Think Like a Stoic and Build a Resilient Life

Ben Aldridge
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A practical exploration of how we can use the principals of Stoicism as a modern day 'operating system' to help enhance mental resilience to enable us to better cope with life's ups and downs.

How can an ancient Greek philosophy help us to navigate the ups and downs of every day modern life? What did the Greeks know that we don't?

In a nutshell, Stoicism is an Ancient Greek philosophy, originating around 300BC that focuses on self-control, developing a good character and increasing personal knowledge and wisdom.

This book is an exploration of how we can use the principals of Stoicism as a modern day 'operating system' to help enhance mental resilience to enable us to better cope with life's challenges.

Ben challenges us to make conscious decisions based on what he calls The Stoic Golden Rule: The only thing you have control over is how you respond to external events.

He explains the core concepts of Stoicism and provides actionable ways, based on his own experiences and those of others, that the reader can follow to live a more Stoically emboldened life.

The book includes lots of exercises, directed challenges, 'Try This' tips based on mental, physical and contemplative practices, and - by popular demand - Ben's anti bucket list.

Author bio:

Ben Aldridge writes about practical philosophy, comfort zones, mental health and adventure. You'll find him climbing mountains, learning Japanese, running marathons, solving Rubik's cubes, eating bizarre food, taking ice baths and sleeping in unusual places. The challenges that he sets for himself and his readers are often quirky, fun and demanding. Ben is the author ofHow to Control the Uncontrollable,How to Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable and theGet Out of Your Comfort Zone Cards. For more information on how to connect with Ben, visit www.benaldridge.com, Instagram: @dothingsthatchallengeyou

Category: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781801290425
Publisher: Welbeck
Imprint: Welbeck Balance
Pub Date: July 2022
Page Extent: 240
Format: Book
Subject: Popular philosophy