“Don’t return philosophy as a task-master, but as patients seek out relief in a treatment of sore eyes, or dressing for a burn, or from an ointment. Regarding it this way, you’ll obey reason without putting it on display and rest easy in its care.”
-Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 5.9
Stick with philosophy on a consistent basis. If you run back to philosophy just when the going gets bad, you will find yourself adrift quite often. Ensure you are on the right path.
In my experience, stoicism is best served as a daily practice and not a band aid. For these values and principals require constant practice and reminders to be embodied properly.
It is so easy to become busy and start to fill the time you once set aside for philosophy and other forms of self-learning. But they are far too important to be pushed aside. Be habitual with your self-learning as no one can ever take it away from you. As I keep saying, what is the downside? There is none…only advantages.