Enchiridion by Epictetus, chapter 3 – Your favorite cup may break

With regard to whatever objects give you delight, are useful, or are deeply loved, remember to tell yourself of what general nature they are, beginning from the most insignificant things. If, for example, you are fond of a specific ceramic cup, remind yourself that it is only ceramic cups in general of which you are [...]

Contemplate the Cosmos and the Time

Sometimes you may want to contemplate the cosmos and your place within it. If nothing else, it does put your worries in perspective. Here are some ideas to get it going. PALE BLUE DOT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wupToqz1e2g VASTNESS OF SPACE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeFID9SeWj4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17jymDn0W6U VASTNESS OF TIME http://waitbutwhy.com/2013/08/putting-time-in-perspective.html http://www.sciencechannel.com/video-topics/space-videos/time-vastness-of-time/ https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn9989-timeline-human-evolution/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln8UwPd1z20 HUBBLE IMAGES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efk3fm1B0zc

How (not) to deal with annoyance

Goes without saying but I still say: inevitably you will get annoyed and angry. As much I'd love you to have your way, the things are not going to always work for you. People have different preferences, goals and desires. Their habits and communication styles vary. Some are sensitive, others need things to be told loud [...]