#7: Ultimate Stoic Routine, Social Invincibility, and the ABC of Transformation
And the double standard technique
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🧰 Stoic Toolbox: “Double Standard Technique”
Many of us are far worse friends to ourselves than we are to our actual friends. When we fail an exam, we might label ourselves as "stupid and hopeless." But when a friend fails an exam, we console them and encourage them to try again.
It is well worth your time to develop the skill of responding to yourself when you are distressed in a similar way to how you would respond to a good friend using warmth, kindness, reason, and objectivity.
Start with small things, like a mug breaking. When this happens, imagine seeing the situation happening to your best friend. What would you say to them? Try as best as you can, to respond to your situation in a similar way.
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