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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 [Kindle Edition]

Richard Carlson
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Book Description

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and It's All Small Stuff is a book 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 be 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.


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Amazon.com Review

Got a stress case in your life? Of course you do: "Without question, many of us have mastered the neurotic art of spending much of our lives worrying about a variety of things all at once." Carlson's cheerful book aims to make us stop and smell--if not roses--whatever is sitting in front of our noses. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... offers 100 meditations designed to make you appreciate being alive, keep your emotions (especially anger and dissatisfaction) in proper perspective, and cherish other people as the unique miracles they are. It's an owner's manual of the heart, and if you follow the directions, you will be a happier, more harmonious person. Like Stairmasters, oat bran, and other things that are good for you, the meditations take discipline. Even so, some of the strategies are kind of fun: "Imagine the people in your life as tiny infants and as 100-year-old adults." The trouble is, once you start, it's hard to stop.

From Library Journal

Stress consultant Carlson reads his self-help guide with conviction, his gentle voice clear and persuasive. He presents common-sense advice for living a less hectic and more meaningful, loving life. His essential message is that we get caught up in minutiae, "the small stuff," and never get around to doing what makes us or our loved ones happy. He advises readers to engage in such small acts as paying someone a compliment daily, putting a lid on keeping track of who does what around the house, and writing a letter to a friend. Carlson urges small daily changes and uses examples of improvement from his own life to show how the advice works, making the book ideally suited to the audio format. Tape quality is excellent. Recommended for public libraries.?Nancy R. Ives, SUNY at Geneseo
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • File Size: 240 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0786881852
  • Publisher: Hyperion; Gift edition (January 1, 2002)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC1VX8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,382 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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81 of 85 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read- And Perspire No More! December 5, 2008
By Lisa T.
Format:Paperback
The cover of this book says it was a bestselling book of the year at one time. After opening it up and glancing through it, it't not hard to see why.

The pupose of the book is to get you to look at things, common situations we all come across everyday, like being criticized or being given more work than you can possibly finish, and see them a little differently. Believe it or not, it delivers- and in just a page or two at a time if you can believe that!

That's because the wisdom is definitely there, on every page, and it just plain makes sense. Many times I've read a chapter or two and thought, "Why didn't I think of that before?".

The other good thing about this tiny book is that you could either sit down and read it cover-to-cover, or just pick it up once in awhile and pick a random chapter to read. Either way, the mini-chapters are sure to quickly leave most readers wondering why they make such a big deal out of the things they do. Other short, inspiring books I liked include The Prayer Project: How Each One of Us Can Make The World a Better Place to Live - In a Few Minutes a Day.
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78 of 85 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
A highly-readable little paperback with a different perspective of the generations; your own, those before you, and those soon to follow. The book is enjoying a good run as a best-seller, living proof many among us must be anxiety-ridden and looking for answers.
Say to yourself: "Life isn't an emergency" advises Dr. Carlson, and admits this is his essential strategy on how to keep little things from taking over your life. Then, along with this, he confronts the reader with the realization (often unrecognized) that life is made up of "little things."
Each of the hundred short chapters contains ideas and true-life examples of how to work around the little things so life will be more livable and enjoyable minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour. It would seem that adopting even one of these sometimes profound, sometimes simplistic concepts of living, you can relieve stress in your life; more importantly, life will be a lot more fun.
Examples: Live in the present. When you look around, it's easy to see no one has a guarantee he or she will be here tomorrow; right now is the only time we have control over. When we focus on the present moment, fear of what might happen in the future (and most of these fearful events never happen) goes away so we are more relaxed.
Become more patient. Don't interrupt others or finish their sentences (a sign of impatience that says, "I'm waiting for you to finish so I can talk"). The more patient you are, the more you will accept how it really is, rather than insisting that life should be as you would like it to be. Patience adds ease and acceptance of life so essential for inner peace. Allowing the other person to finish speaking is a mark of patience which improves relationships.
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71 of 81 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars KEEP THIS BOOK ON YOU! January 24, 2001
Format:Paperback
I love this book because it is so small that I can carry it with me in my purse. I like to get it out on a break at work and read a chapter on what I feel I need help with; it always picks me up and encourages me. What simple and brief yet wonderful advice! As I read I highlight the areas most applicable to me so that next time I read it I can read exactly what I most need to hear. Most chapters have a space that I use for notes and comments. Keep in mind that this is not a quick read. To make real changes in your life, I recommend this book should be read slowly, one to three chapters a day. When I first began, I tried to read straight through but it just goes in one ear and out the other. You have to read a chapter, stop, and think about it to best apply it to your life and make it work for you.
One of my favorite chapters is chapter six: REMIND YOURSELF THAT WHEN YOU DIE, YOUR "IN BASKET" WON'T BE EMPTY. I think the whole world should read this chapter! Here is an sample:
"SO MANY OF US LIVE OUR LIVES AS IF THE SECRET PURPOSE IS TO SOMEHOW GET EVERYTHING DONE....OFTEN WE CONVINCE OURSELVES THAT OUR OBSESSION WITH OUR "TO DO" LIST IS ONLY TEMPORARY--THAT ONCE WE GET THROUGHT THE LIST, WE'LL BE CALM, RELAXED AND HAPPY. BUT IN REALITY, THIS RARELY HAPPENS. AS ITEMS ARE CHECKED OFF, NEW ONES SIMPLY REPLACE THEM. THE NATURE OF YOUR "IN BASKET" IS THAT IT'S MEANT TO HAVE ITEMS TO BE COMPLETED IN IT--IT'S NOT MEANT TO BE EMPTY....REMEMBER THAT NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR OWN SENSE OF HAPPINESS AND INNER PEACE AND THAT OF YOUR LOVED ONES. IF YOU ARE OBSESSED WITH GETTING EVERYTHING DONE, YOU'LL NEVER HAVE A SENSE OF WELL-BEING! IN REALITY, ALMOST EVERYTHING CAN WAIT...
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT November 28, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Can't we all use an eye-opener now and then? This book will make you smile with the simple realization of how often we let life's inconsequentials get the better of us. You'll find yourself nodding and saying, "I've done this..." then agreeing that so much is just SMALL STUFF and not worth sweating over. You will gain a fresher perspective on day to day things that have a tendency to drag you down. Give this little treasure of a book to anyone you care about for the holidays. It's a gift that will keep giving each time they read through it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Heartfelt eyeopener
The little things that we as human beings think don't matter MATTERS. This book is food for thought. It challenges you and that's a good thing.
Published 13 hours ago by Ingrid Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read...
Great little read. I have to remember I have it. Great on my iPad but I wish I would have gotten the actual book.
Published 8 days ago by Lili
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Mostly what you know but dont remember on a daily basis. I liked the super short chapters.

I recommend especially as a reference that you can go back to often.
Published 9 days ago by juanita
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Kindle Read
I carry my kindle with me when I fly and I fly
a lot. Reading this book keeps my spirits up
and promotes positivity.
Published 16 days ago by Kathleen Murray
4.0 out of 5 stars inspiring
Well written and great notations. Found many ways to cope with every day challenges find time to read this book
Published 18 days ago by squirrel1212
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone Should Read This
I am on my second reading. There are so many good thoughts and ways to make your life better. It is one of my go to books before bed.
Published 20 days ago by CAM
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Motivating Read!
Such an awesome book filled with little gifts of wisdom and common sense that are so obvious and simple yet we need to be reminded sometimes. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Sara Ambrozich
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
This is am awesome little book. A friend bought it for me years ago and I have given several of these books as presents especially when a person is stressing over little things.
Published 24 days ago by M. E. Baldor
4.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff is a great book for everyone to read.....and read....and read. It helps put life in perspective.
Published 27 days ago by Ginny U
5.0 out of 5 stars Told me all the simple things I needed to hear that I never had before
This book geared my way of thinking to help pull me out of a bad time. It made me realize I wasn't being compassionate towards myself and gave me beautiful advice on how to be kind... Read more
Published 1 month ago by VB
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More About the Author

During his life, Richard Carlson, Ph.D, was considered one of the foremost experts in happiness and stress reduction in the United States and around the world and was a frequent featured guest on such shows as Oprah, The Today Show, The View, NNC, CNN, Fox, PBS and over 2000 other shows.Don't Sweat the Small Stuff continued to be a publishing phenomenon with over 20 titles in the brand franchise, two of which were co-authored and authored with his beloved wife, Kris. He died of a pulmonary embolism in December 2006, at the age of forty-five.

The words "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" have become a part of American Culture thanks to Richard Carlson's book that became a runaway best-seller and made publishing history as the #1 best-selling book in the United States for two consecutive years.
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff spent over 100 weeks on the New York Times Best-Seller list and is still considered one of the fastest selling books of all time and has sold over 15 million copies worldwide.



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