I didn’t really know much about what stoicism is, so I thought I’d have a little look into it. It’s a philosophy that works to control negative emotions, like anger and anxiety, by changing expectations and being aware of what is and isn’t under your control.
Interestingly, it has similarities with Buddhism, such as encouraging mindfulness.
Here are some great videos that provide further explanation:
PHILOSOPHY – The Stoics (5 minutes)
Stoicism in 6 minutes (6 minutes!)
10 Themes of Stoicism (15 minutes – interesting but a bit monotone, good for background listening)