As I've aged I have found my embrace of Stoic philosophy to be a useful means to a better, happier, deeper, richer, more fulfilling life. It is even more so in trying times like these. I am sometimes asked about Stoicism, so here's a link to an overview from the Daily Stoic.
For those who are deep into Stoicism, yes, I know it is much deeper and more nuanced than what is outlined in the article, let alone in pop culture. Nonetheless, I think this is useful to those seeking an initial introduction. If you are interested in learning more, by all means, do.
You must know the father of cynic philosophy was one Diogenes of Sinop, Turkey. I was based there while in the military (our base was known a "Diogenes Station" ) and learned a lot about him and his philosophy. I do agree with Epictetus but also understand we are not always in as much control as we would want. At various times I did write journal but it became too tiresome and boring. Later in life I discovered and embraced the philosophy of volunteer simplicity. Whereas VS is mainly about wealth it also has a lot of personal growth and de-stressing ones life.