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With sage tips reminiscent of those in Jon Kabat-Zinn's Wherever You Go, There You Are, Carlson recommends a "Psychology of Mind" approach that involves being fully present in each situation and not letting the attitudes of others ruin your day. This way, your thoughts become more organized--wiser, if you will--and you get more work done without even trying. This time management trick is what he says will improve your life--not a cell phone or an electronic scheduler or a personal assistant. Carlson's advice can be taken to heart, as he's used these techniques to improve his own life. While he was working on his Ph.D., he rose at 4 a.m. and "gulped down ten or fifteen cups of coffee" each day just to get all his work done, and would bristle if family emergencies took him away from his studying.
Not only does Carlson promise to help boost one's productivity, but he says that relationships and intimacy will improve as well. He maintains that disagreements--at home or at work--are less likely to blow up into full-fledged arguments if you're being calm and levelheaded. "A mind operating at the speed of life can see things as they really are," he writes. "Slowing down gives you needed perspective during times of transition and stress. When you operate at the speed of life and your child desires privacy, you'll probably remember that almost all teenagers go through phases of wanting space from their parents....Rather than take it personally, you'll be able to see the bigger picture. If your mind is moving too quickly, events as well as your own thoughts about events become much larger than they really are."
For anyone fed up with life's chaos, Slowing Down to the Speed of Life should prove to be an immensely helpful mental health manual. --Erica Jorgensen
A great way to learn more about how we use our minds in both a healthy and unhealthy way. Easy read with
interesting anecdotal stories. Worrying habits can find help here!
Even though I have read all of Sidney Banks books about the 3 Principles, Slowing down to the Speed of Life, helped to remind me that it's my thinking that takes me where I want to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Constance L. Reisman
A very inspiring book for those who believe that you can control the way you think to some degree, even though you can't control outside influences. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Scott G. Weller
This straightforward, conversational little book has been on my short list of periodic re-reads since it first came out. Read morePublished 7 months ago by R. Redmon
I've been trying to pay more attention to the present moment; this book has some great tips and insight on getting there and I have noticed a significant improvement in my stress... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Nav J
The biggest revelation for me in this book is that my thoughts create my feelings. These authors took what I thought were impossibly complex concepts and simplified them, slowed... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mary
This is an amazing book for anyone to read. I sent one to 3 friends and they all felt the same.Published 16 months ago by David A.
This is that kind of book not only shows the author's definite wisdom but also a truly deep understanding of life. Masterpiece!Published 19 months ago by Briandhy
I really enjoyed this book and it helped me focus on the present moment. I feel so overwhelmed with demands, interruptions, and tasks that I easily lose track of time and I really... Read morePublished 23 months ago by J. Melgoza