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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...And It's All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things From Taking Over Your Life

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...And It's All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things From Taking Over Your Life

Written by Richard Carlson

Narrated by Richard Carlson


Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...And It's All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things From Taking Over Your Life

Written by Richard Carlson

Narrated by Richard Carlson

ratings:
4.5/5 (185 ratings)
Length:
1 hour
Released:
Nov 1, 1997
ISBN:
9780743562171
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and It's All Small Stuff is an audiobook that tells you how to keep from letting the little things in life drive you crazy. In thoughtful and insightful language, author Richard Carlson reveals ways to calm down in the midst of your incredibly hurried, stress-filled life.
You can learn to put things into perspective by making the small daily changes Dr. Carlson suggests, including advice such as "Choose your battles wisely"; "Remind yourself that when you die, your 'in' box won't he empty"; and "Make peace with imperfection." With Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... you'll also learn how to:
  • Live in the present moment
  • Let others have the glory at times
  • Lower your tolerance to stress
  • Trust your intuitions
  • Live each day as it might be your last

With gentle, supportive suggestions, Dr. Carlson reveals ways to make your actions more peaceful and caring, with the added benefit of making your life more calm and stress-free.
Released:
Nov 1, 1997
ISBN:
9780743562171
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Richard Carlson PhD was a stress consultant in private practice and the best-selling author of numerous books, including Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and Slowing Down to the Speed of Life. He was also the co-author of Handbook for the Soul.



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  • (3/5)
    Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...And it's All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

    This book is a simple book that is comprised of 100 small ways to improve happiness and tranquility in your life. Each tip is only a page or two long and are actually simple things that make a lot of sense. For instance, instead of interrupting someone to agree or disagree on whatever they are talking about., let them finish what they are saying. In other words, let them have their glory, you don't have to be the center of attention all the time. There were several times throughout the book where I found myself saying 'I am so guilty of that!' One of them talks about not letting things get to you, meaning don't sit there and continue to think of the situation and let it fester. I am guilty of this. However, as I try to live as much of a drama free life as possible, I have found that I also already employ several tactics described in this book. For instance, I always try to see the viewpoint of others. This is a pretty quick read, or can just be read a little bit over time. I would think that by even doing a few of these things, people would find their lives to be a bit simpler and more peaceful.
  • (5/5)
    Excellent Book!
  • (3/5)
    Good commonsense advice, we all should try and live by. Believe me it is quite hard to change your personality, but will always try.
  • (4/5)
    In this collection of one hundred "Open Your Eyes" hints to true happiness, I often found myself drifting and wondering. Sure, the things Carlson suggests in his book are wonderful, but I couldn't help but asking: "How do you focus on inner peace when it's a struggle to keep the lights on?" I got a little too hung up on thinking these tips would only work for the affluent--and when they did seem in reach, there were simply too many of them. That's precisely the reason why I've been reading this book off and on (and over and over) for seven months. There simply isn't any other way to tackle it effectively. The short blurbs are complete wisdom, and it is a book truly worth owning and ingesting piece by piece.
  • (1/5)
    What a load of self serving egotistical crap. It is en vogue to say how wonderful this book is but I found it to be just the authors way of telling you how wonderful he is. Pity one star is the lowest.
  • (4/5)
    100 tips for simplifying your life and being more at peace.