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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 incredibly hurried, stress-filled life. You can learn to put things in perspective by making the small daily changes ...more
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Published 1997 by Hyperion
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Dec 30, 2009 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) by: Myself since I could use the help
I am not much of a self-help reader (occasionally I will read a Christian living/theology book but that's really it), but I recommend this book to everyone. There are some real pearls of wisdom therein (if you will pardon the cliche'). I definitely believe some of these strategies are intuitive, that you probably utilize some as survival mechanisms in your daily routine, just to get through the day and dealing with others. But it never hurts to get a gentle reminder. My recommendation is to keep ...more
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
Okay so it's not "cool" to read self-help books and, frankly, most of them give me the heebie jeebies, but I think this book was kind of spot-on. I liked how the ideas were presented in small vignettes instead of a massive tome that overwhelms more than inspires. I think Carlson has a good point in suggesting that maybe we make a big deal out of things that aren't such a big deal. I'm a pretty easy going person for the most part (oh, except for that depression thing) and a lot of what he says re ...more

Once I get over pressured, the second thing I always do is to read this book(of course the first and foremost is to pray).

When we are pressured and stressed, we waste our time minding the tinsy minsy stuff in this world instead of fixing and turning our faces into what really pushes us into the edge.
This inspiring book tells us literally NOT TO SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF and to stop the things that slow our progress in attaining a life free from stress.

In the struggle of attaining freedom fr
Mohammed Alsaleh
قبل سنوات طويلة ..

وقع هذا الكتاب بين يدي مصادفة .. لم أكن أعلم بان هذا الكتاب سيكون له أثر كبير في حياتي وقتها !
لا تهتم بصغائر الأمور .. لريتشارد كارلسون .. هو من أكثر الكتب مبيعاً في العالم .. لكنه بحق من أكثر الكتب تأثيراً في النفوس في العالم !
كثيرة هي الأمور حولنا .. نكبرها ونضعها في القمة ونحجمها بغير حجمها .. هذا الكتاب باختصار يضع الأمور في نصابها ويريك كيف أننا بحق نكبر شئوناً خاصة بنا هي في الأساس من الثانويات إلا لم تكن أقل درجة كذلك ..

أنصحك بقراءة الكتاب بشدة .. يستحق ست نجوم لا خمسة ف
This book was on the nightstand in a friend's guest room where I stayed recently - its natural habitat, I suppose; where else would you expect to find a book like this?

I read it over breakfast and it offers a bunch of tips on cultivating acceptance and loving kindness:

-Imagine an irritating person as a tiny infant and then as a 100-year-old (OK, this made me tear up);
-When someone criticizes you, start by agreeing with them (valuable skill!);
-Nurture a plant - talk to the plant, tell it you
الكتاب مختصر كل الحكاية في عنوانه
ومكتوب عليه من اكثر الكتب مبيعا في العالم :)
اسلوب بسيط ومختصر وممتع غير حجم الكتاب لذيذ

فكرة الكتاب
بإختصار هو عبارة عن استعراض لسلوكيات واخلاقيات هي في الحقيقة امرنا بها دينا وتعلمناها منه قبل ان نقرا هذا الكتاب.. ولكن من يطبق

فقرات من الكتاب
بكتفي بفقرة وحده ذكر فيها المؤلف انه تعرض لموقف بعد نشرة لهذا الكتاب بعد ان اتصل به ناشر اجنبي وطلب منه ان يحصل على كلمة تزكية من الكاتب الشهير (د. واين داير) حتى تكتب على الطبعه المترجمة
Cham Cuartero
Ever felt like the whole world has turned its back on you? Lost your job, got buried in debt, drifted away from your loved-ones?

Haven't we all?

Each of us go through trying times in our lives. I cannot remember a single person who can claim that he/she has never gone though tough times in his/her life. The problems that we face vary from one individual to another and the gravity of such depends on our varying priorities in life.

The past few months have been very challenging from me. A roller coas
كنت متحمسة لهذا الكتاب أولاً لسهولة حمله - مع أن عدد صفحاته كثير نوعاً ما - وقرائته خارج المنزل وثانياً لوصاية الدكتور طارق السويدان بقرائته

في المجمل أعجبني الكتاب وكثير من محتوياته هي أخلاق إسلامية بحتة وأعمال أوصانا الإسلام بها من شأنها تحسين الحياة الشخصية والاجتماعية وخلق التوازن حتى ظننت أن المؤلف مسلم

يركز الكاتب في أكثر من موضع على الهدوء والتحلي بالسلام الداخلي والطمأنينة والرضا والقناعة حتى في أحلك الظروف والنظر لكثير من الأمور بالبراءة أو كما نقول ( التطنيش ) وتقبل الوضع الحالي

مما أعي
العديد من استراتيجيات الكاتب مقتبسة من دينا الاسلامي وهذا إن دل فإنه يدل على روعة هذا الدين وأنه مناسب لكل زمان ومكان حتى الكفار يؤلفون كتبهم نقلا من مفاهيم الاسلام فايننا منه!!??
1.الكثيرون يستنفذون قدرا ضخما من طاقاتهم في القلق بشأن صغائر الأمور حتى أنهم يبتعدون عن سحر وجمال الحياة.
2.عندما تلتزم بالعمل على تحقيق هذا الهدف فسوف تجد أن لديك طاقه أكبر بكثير كي تصبح إنسانا أكثر رقه وعطفا.
3.كلما انغمست في تفاصيل ما يضايقك كلما ازداد شعورك سوءا.
4.الشفقه تنمي شعورنا بالعرفان بالجميل- وبالمثال يتضح الم
Venkataraman Kumbakonam S.
This is an excellent book that could change the readers' behavior for the better.

The history of the book itself reveals how the author is ever ready to learn from the day-to-day happenings of life. He got the idea of the title 'Don't sweat the Small Stuff' from Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in the course of business correspondence; and he has developed it as a valuable book for all.

There are one hundred maxims in the book, all of which deserve serious consideration. For the benefit of my readers, I shall l
Ebrahim Abdulla

واحدة من الفصول التي أثرت فيني:
تذكر إنه بعد مئة عام , ربما يموت من هو على الأرض حالياً

ماذا لو تصرف شخص تصرف تصرفاً جافاً تجاهك ؟ ماذا لو لم يتم تنظيف البيت اليوم ؟
ماذا سيكون تأثيرها علي بعد مئة عام ؟ !

حكمة رائعة !

كتاب غير من شخصيتي كثيراً!
أحد أهم كتب تطوير الذات التي استفدت منها , بسيط .. لا يحمل تلك المثالية الخيالية التي نقراها في كثير من نوعية هذه الكتب .. نصائح طٌرحت بشكل موجز و بسلاسة .

أنصح فيه وبشّدة

Arakah Mushaweh
كتاب خفيف وفاصل جميل وإيجابي بين الكتب .. يستحق أن يكون دائماً في الحقيبة ، يُقرأ على دفعات
الجمال فيه أيضاً يناسبنا في كونه يدعم أفكار إسلامية بحتة كان المترجم ذكياً في تفسيرها إلى نصوص نبوية أو من الأثر الإسلامي ..
هذا الكتاب يناسب كثيراً أصحاب النفوس الحساسة الذين يدقّقون في التفاصيل بوعيهم أو بدون وعيهم ..
Iman I 240511
Don’t sweat the small stuff and it’s all small stuff is a self-development book written by Richard Carlson. The book gives simple ways to keep the little things from overtaking our lives. I learnt from Carlson that we should live our lives in a calmer and less stressful way and to be able to let go of our problems. The main purpose of this book is to stop letting the little things in life drive us crazy. The book has 136 short essays that Dr. Carlson gives simple strategies for living a more pea ...more
Jethro Jacinto
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 purpose 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 the
Khloud khayat
كتاب اكثر من رائع

تتوقف درجة السكينة التي نغلف قلوبنا على مدى قدرتنا على العيش في الوقت الحاضر ..
بصرف النظر عما حدث بالأمس .. و ما يحدث او لا يحدث غدا .. فان الوقت الحاضر هو الزمن الذي نعيش فيه فعلا .
فنحن نسمح لمشكلات الماضي واهتمامات المستقبل بالسيطرة على وقتنا الحاضر و بذلك فاننا نؤجل شعورنا بالسعادة .. ونقنع انفسنا بان يوما ما في المستقبل سيكون افضل من اليوم .. و لسوء الحظ فان الآليات العقليه التي تجعلنا نتطلع للمستقبل ستكرر نفسها حتى ان هذا اليوم الافضل لن ياتي ابدا .

ركز انتباهك على الوقت ال
هالةْ أمين

ليس من عادتي أن أشتري هذه النوعية من الكتب، أو بالأخص كتب جرير التجارية
هذا الكتاب وصلني هدية لذلك لم أفكر مرتين كي أقرؤه
خصوصا مع رائحة العطر المميزة التي رافقت صفحاته :)

أما عن موضوعه فهو من الكتب التي تدعو إلى كل ماهو جميل ومافيه مصلحة الإنسان النفسية والجسمية
كما قالت أختي:
كتاب يدعو إلى كل خلق محمدي.. وهو كذلك
ابتعد عن الغضب، تفهم ظروف من حولك، تجاوز الأزمات، استمتع بدقائق من الراحة
عش يومك كأنك غدا ستموت... وهكذا

يحتوي على مقال المشكلة هي في التكرار بعد المقال
لكنه في المجمل خفيف لطيف وج
Steve Woods
Snippets of good behavioral advice that anyone can accept....but putting them into practice? Like so many books of the "self help" variety, all good stuff however people who are strongly locked into behaving in ways that are contrary to the direction being proposed here might find this book and so many others like it, just another stick to beat themselves with for not being OK. The kinds of change that are required of people to have the behavioral changes described here take root are trans forma ...more
Clark Hallman
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and it’s all small stuff: simple ways to keep the little things from taking over your life, by Richard Carlson, suggests 100 ways for people to change the way they think about or address the stress in their lives. Each of the suggestions is presented on one or two small pages, which can be quickly read and understood. Most of them address specific issues such as, “Make Peace with Imperfection” or “Become More Patient” or “Become a Less Aggressive Driver” or “Do One Th ...more
Duaa Ahmed
احتوى الكتاب على نقاط جيدة وتساهم في خلق حياة بعيدة عن التوتر .. كما أن للكتاب لغة سهلة وسلسة
إنّه من نوعية الكتب التي تناسب شخصيتي وتدعمها في توجهها نحو البساطة وأخذ الأمور برويّة وشيء من البرود - أو كثير منه :)
الكتاب من نوع صفحة لكل فقرة، وبذا فهو مناسب لأن تقرأ منه فكرة كل يوم خاصة وأنه يدور حول عشرين فكرة تقريبًا يعيدها بصياغات شتى ..
كتاب صغير وأسلوب هادئ للعيش المتزن في عصر هائج ..
ستشعر في كل صفحة بنفس إسلامي في الأفكار .. وهذا ليس مستغرب
لا أعرف شخصًا قرأه إلا واستمتع به .. إنه عظيم بحق
The concept of this book is an admirable one: how to relieve stress in your life and achieve a higher level of inner peace. However, while reading this book I found myself becoming more stressed out! This book is set up as essentially a list (YES! Another list!) of different methods and techniques that you can use to try and relieve stress from your life. As I am reading the list of different ideas, they make sense, but I feel as though this book was throwing too much at me for any of it to real ...more
Fenixbird SandS
Oct 02, 2007 Fenixbird SandS rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone especially the too intense! EXPLAINS HOW to get persepective..
Seeking perspective? Read!!!!
Richard Carlson has subsequently published several books on more specific "small stuff" issues following the success of this short, simple, but immensely popular gem of a self-help book. But I think this first little wellspring of wisdom is all anyone really needs to build a more optimistic and peaceful attitude toward life. I can honestly say that the simple, logical, compassionate gems of advice in these brief pages really turned a lot of my attitudes around at a time when I was feeling parti ...more
Jun 17, 2011 Debbi rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: New moms, caregivers, people experiencing major life change(s)
I discovered this book at a Costco after my first son was born -- after I had been diagnosed with panic disorder. I was trying to "cope" with the new version of my life and was looking for any help I could get. I wasn't a "young" mom and thought I had it pretty much "together" before kids but really felt like my world was spiraling out of control. It turned out I actually had suffered from undiagnosed PPD and because I hadn't changed life very much at all (except for adding cuddling a newborn/in ...more
I guess I was trying to put off writing on any Self-Help books because it sometimes is very difficult to write about them. How these books affect or not affect individuals is very personal in nature. But then these books have also been an integral part of my life and this blogging will not be complete if I do not write about them. This book “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… and It’s All Small Stuff”, has been a great influence on me. The title of the book says it all.
Erika B. (Snogging on Sunday Books)
Awesome inspiring read! Dr. Carlson is one cool dude! This book has definitely made me think and makes me want to be a better peaceful person! Here's some of my favorites! Keep in mind I got a lot out of this book! :) I will start with my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE ONE! It is from the chapter called...

Remember that everything has God's fingerprints on it
"Rabbi Harold Kushner reminds us that everything that God has created is potentially holy. Our task as humans is to find that holiness in what appear to
I read the book " Don't sweat the small stuff...and it's all small stuff" by Richard Carlson. This book was all about not worrying about the little things in life, finding your inner peace and being a happy individual. This book had 100 small chapters about many life lessons. This book was told from first person and its made to inform and persuade the reader to be a happier individual. Richard did a good job of talking about the main points in this book. This book is argument writing because the ...more
Paula Dembeck
I have had this book for several years but never read it. It came in a box of books from a friend who was moving and I just never got to it. But I know this book was quite popular when it came out so I finally picked it up for a read.

The author is an acknowledged writer/speaker/counselor in the areas of stress management and interpersonal relationships. There are lots of good things about this book. It is short, well written and concise. Anyone who wants some good advice on how to handle stress
Alison Carmean
The authors purpose in writing the book was to give people better understanding on how to re-think situations and calmly get out of a unwanted moment.
The theme of this book was do not freakout over the small things, if you calm down and work your way through a situation it will turn out better. The author put this theme in many chapters through the book, each chapter pertained to a different subject, for example one chapter is about croad rage, the author Richard Carlson explains how to calm
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Richard Carlson Ph.D. was an author, psychotherapist, and motivational speaker, who rose to fame with the success of his best-selling book Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and it’s all Small Stuff (1997).

He met and married Kristine Anderson (Kris Carlson) in 1981 while he was a student at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

Carlson published his first book in 1985, but became famous when his Do
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“Something wonderful begins to happen with the simple realization that life, like an automobile, is driven from the inside out, not the other way around. As you focus more on becoming more peaceful with where you are, rather than focusing on where you would rather be, you begin to find peace right now, in the present. Then, as you move around, try new things, and meet new people, you carry that sense of inner peace with you. It's absolutely true that, "Wherever you go, there you are.” 147 likes
“One of the mistakes many of us make is that we feel sorry for ourselves, or for others, thinking that life should be fair, or that someday it will be. It's not and it won't. When we make this mistake we tend to spend a lot of time wallowing and/or complaining about what's wrong with life. "It's not fair," we complain, not realizing that, perhaps, it was never intended to be.” 115 likes
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