Stoicism is not something new, but modern society seems to have forgotten about the many benefits of being a stoic. Being healthy, and being able to handle an illness when it comes along, is one of the many benefits of being a stoic. When we fall ill, it’s viewed as being a negative in our lives, but what if you viewed your illness as an opportunity to learn, to thrive? Stoicism can help you with that.
By meditating on where you want your life to go, you give yourself a goal for the future. When you focus on how to be grateful for what you have, then you realize that your illness or disease may not be so bad because you have such a wonderful support system and so much to be grateful for. Being able to have boundaries and say ‘no’ when you have to will allow you to focus on your needs when it’s most important, and being able to detach yourself from your illness can give you the capability to make the pertinent decisions you need to in order to get better.
Stoicism can teach you to create a resilience plan, understand what you have control over and what you don’t, and bring you peace when you’re accepting what has happened and will happen in your life. Learn how you can begin practicing stoicism in your daily life practically today.