Taming Your Temper: The 11-Day Stoic Guide to Controlling Anger

Taming Your Temper: The 11-Day Stoic Guide to Controlling Anger

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“The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength.” — Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 11.18.5b
“Anger is the ugliest and most savage of all emotions.” - Seneca

Everyone gets angry, but do you feel like you’ve lost control of your temper?? Do you ever blow up at your friends, coworkers, or loved ones? Has your anger ever caused real consequences in your life? 

You might not have an “anger problem,” but that doesn’t mean anger is not a problem in your life. It’s a problem for basically everyone. 

According to a recent poll, 42% of Americans say that they are angrier now than they were last year. Another poll from 2018 found that 22% of Americans reported feeling angry “a lot” during the day, a 30% increase from the year before and a level not reached since 2011. There is almost no one whose anger hasn’t cost them something, who doesn’t admit it is an obstacle to their happiness. 

That is why we created Taming Your Temper: The 11-Day Stoic Guide to Controlling Anger

No matter your age, your profession, or your gender, anger affects your life. And an anger problem isn’t innocuous. It doesn’t just result in embarrassment or sundered relationships. According to a 2010 study published in the Journal of Medicine and Life, there is a positive correlation between “negative emotions and conditions such as atherosclerosis or coronary heart disease.” The same study found connections between anger and diseases such as bulimia nervosa and diabetes. Anger is not just a problem for your job or your relationships; it is a threat to your health.

“How much more harmful are the consequences of anger…than the circumstances that aroused them in us.” —Marcus Aurelius

Anger is one of the primal human emotions. Men and women have spent thousands of years grappling with anger: its causes, its effects, how it causes problems, and how to mitigate it. We have always known that left uncontrolled, anger can ruin your relationships, prevent you from achieving your goals, and keep you from living the life you want to lead. An anger problem is one of the worst things to find holding you back. It just makes sense to spend time addressing the problem, to seek a solution that will allow you to fight back against the control anger has over your life.

It was Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher, a man dedicated to self-improvement and self-mastery, who inspired our path to controlling anger. Like all of us, he had a temper. But in a world where men and women were often driven by passion over reason, where restraint was a principle followed by few, Marcus Aurelius struggled to be better. As he said,: “A real man doesn’t give away to anger and discontent, and such a person has strength, courage, and endurance—unlike the angry and complaining. The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength.

Imagine that—an emperor with almost-unlimited power, who nevertheless was able to devote his time and attention to maintaining control of his temper; a man who saw the importance of not succumbing to your instinct to anger, but prevailing over it. We will help you see as Marcus Aurelius did. Using his wisdom, as well as the thoughts and writings of other notable thinkers, we will be your guides in conquering your anger and becoming its master.

Think about what your life would be like if anger wasn’t something you had to worry about. Imagine a world where you could control your temper. Imagine if you had a guide to follow, one that could show you how to keep your problems in perspective, one that taught you how to break out of the anger spiral before you lose control. How would your relationships improve without the spectre of your temper looming over them? What could you spend your time on if you didn’t have to reckon with the consequences of your anger? How much more could you get done, how could you change your life for the better, if you didn’t fall victim to anger’s destruction?

That’s why we created Taming Your Temper: The 11-Day Stoic Guide to Controlling Anger. We will provide you with the tools and techniques you need to weaken anger’s grasp on your life.


This 11-step anger course will present you with new challenges each day that will:  

✓ Demonstrate immediate coping/techniques for when you’re in a tense situation

✓ Put your anger, and its causes, in perspective

✓ Create mental habits that allow you to break the anger spiral

✓ Find new outlets for your emotions

✓ Discover what creates and exacerbates your anger—and what defuses it

“Just as certain capacities are required for success in a particular area, so too are certain sacrifices required…  If true wisdom is your object and you are sincere, you will have work to do on yourself. You will have to overcome many unhealthy cravings and knee-jerk reactions.” Epictetus 



✓ 11 Custom Challenges Delivered Daily (Over 10,000 words of original content)

✓ 12 Custom Video Messages From Bestselling Author Ryan Holiday  

✓ Printable worksheet with more exercises and challenges to help you track what works for you  

✓ BONUS: Extra video content from Ryan Holiday on how to recognize and defeat anger

 ✓ BONUS: Anger checklist—use it to recognize the causes of your anger and weaken its grasp on you

Each day contains a full curriculum of advice, instructions, quotes from the Stoics, exercises to fill out, and challenges to complete. We will approach your anger problem comprehensively, attacking it from all sides in order to manage it and bring it under control.


“We will ensure that we not become angry if we put before our eyes all the vices anger gives rise to and take good measure of them. We must accuse and condemn anger, scrutinize its crimes and expose it to the light of day, compare it with the worst evils so that we can see clearly what it is.” — Seneca

Anger is a problem that plagues so many of us—but it doesn’t have to remain that way for you. You can commit to solving the problem with Taming Your Temper: The 11-Day Stoic Guide to Controlling Anger. With some tools and the right wisdom, you can leave your troubles with anger in the past. We will help you achieve the peacefulness and clarity of mind that you deserve, and help you to live a better life.

Take the first step in conquering your anger today.

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