Ryan Holiday, bestselling author and author of Daily Stoic, discusses practical ways to find stillness and apply the insights of stoic philosophy in the midst of COVID-19 chaos. Ryan discusses the importance of taking back a feeling of control, the benefits of structure and routine, and the idea of being prepared for anything.
-Using times of adversity to evaluate and reflect how you’ve set up and prioritized your life [0:30]; -What insights might the famous stoics provide amidst this COVID-19 pandemic? [7:15]; -The possible consequences of the socially isolating nature of a pandemic (and why we need good leaders) [13:00]; -Stoicism—what it means and how to apply it [19:30]; -Lessons taken from the life of Winston Churchill—stillness, structure, routine, hobbies, empathy, forward thinking, and more [24:30]; -Alive time vs. dead time—taking control of your time and making it count [43:30]; -Auditing how the world (and its leaders) are handling the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of stoic philosophy [50:00]; -Asserting control and using routine to find stillness in an environment not conducive for it [1:00:00]; -Why you should find a way to exercise, especially now [1:07:15]; -How to find purpose during this time—goal setting, having a project to work on, and the benefits of keeping a journal [1:11:45]; -What is Ryan most optimistic about and what is he most concerned about over the next few months? [1:20:15]; -How can you follow Ryan’s work and messages about stoicism and stillness? [1:31:15]; and -More. Show notes page: https://peterattiamd.com/ryanholiday2/