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

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Hyperion Books, Jan 16, 1997 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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"Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and it's all small stuff" is a book that shows 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 incerdibly hurried, stress-filled life. You can learn to put things in perspective by making the small daily changes he suggests, including advice such as "Think of your problems as potential teachers"; "Remember that when you die, your 'in' box won't be empty"; and "Do one thing at a time." You should try to live in the present moment, let others have the glory at times, and lower your tolerance to stress. You can write down your most stubborn positions and see if you can soften them, learn to trust your intuitions, and live each day as if 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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User Review  - slpwhitehead - LibraryThing

Overall, I think this is a good book. It offers good advice for ways to reduce stress in our lives and to help us see that indeed, "it is all small stuff" because we often, to resort to a cliché ... Read full review

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User Review  - dean_p - LibraryThing

This little book of 100 daily "tips" and advice for living better is certainly useful and would be of help to some. However, I personally find these "do this, do that" kind of books to be of little ... Read full review

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Richard Carlson, Ph.D., was an internationally known speaker and the #1 bestselling author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff About Money, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff with Your Family, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens, and coauthor (with his wife Kristine) of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love.

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