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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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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
Dec 30, 2009 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) rated it it was amazing
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
Mohammed Alsaleh
Mar 29, 2011 Mohammed Alsaleh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: القمة
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
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 ...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
Aug 02, 2011 Julia rated it liked it
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
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
Mar 12, 2011 Salman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Cham Cuartero
Jan 02, 2013 Cham Cuartero rated it really liked it
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
Oct 07, 2015 إيناس rated it liked it
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بداية انا قرأت الكتاب بالانجلش بس هكتب الريفيو بالعربي لعله يجذب حد من المتابعين انه يقرأه و خصوصا ان فيه نسخه عربي حسب الموقع هنا

هو انا سمعت الكتاب و قرأته سريعا و ده اللي خلاني اخلصه في يوم واحد
الكتاب حلو ، فيه نصايح لطيفه .. موجه للفئه من امثالي :"محبي الكمال" اللي بيتعبوا نفسيا و عصبيا لو فيه حاجة ما حصلتش زي ما هما مخططين بالضبط
الكتاب لطيف بجد و عملي جو حلو

و ده اللي خلاني انقص منه نجمتين للأسف : كتب زي دي بتديك مسكن .. حبة كلام حلو يسكنلك شويةالمشاكل اللي عندك من غير تقنيات فعليه لتغيير
Venkataraman Kumbakonam S.
Jun 24, 2012 Venkataraman Kumbakonam S. rated it really liked it
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
Arakah Mushaweh
Feb 05, 2013 Arakah Mushaweh rated it really liked it
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
Apr 30, 2013 Iman I 240511 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Steve Woods
Apr 07, 2012 Steve Woods rated it liked it
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 ...more
Jethro Jacinto
Jan 02, 2014 Jethro Jacinto rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 04, 2012 Khloud khayat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 24, 2015 Brittany rated it it was amazing
Sounds dramatic but this book has been life changing for me in how I approach life. How had I never read this!!! Not only have I read it twice, I took detailed notes and bought the audio book so I have it playing in my car on repeat. I am someone who has always had bad anxiety and it's helped me tremendously, but the real value and difference comes in constantly reinforcing and reminding myself these lessons every single day otherwise I just go back into my old habits.
I was shocked at how wonderful this book is. I expected it to be really hokey and lame, but it was genuinely very helpful. I have incorporated many of the ideas into my daily life and they help me keep my anxiety under control. I'm pretty baffled that its so insanely mindful and helpful. A++.
Jennifer Levac
Jun 15, 2016 Jennifer Levac rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
review to come soon
Richard Newton
I liked this book more than I expected to. That is not exactly saying much, given I thought I would hate it. (For anyone wondering why I would read a book I expected to dislike - partially professional research, partially because I've learnt from being wrong about books before, and partially with the natural jealousy of a much less successful author intrigued by a book that has sold 10 million copies).

This is a well meaning book with one central positive message which I agree with: we all worry
Clark Hallman
Aug 25, 2012 Clark Hallman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Mar 05, 2015 Ryan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
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لطالما آمنت بأن المكتبة أشبه بصيدلية أجد فيها الشفاء ، في كتبها تكمن نزهة الروح ، والمكان الأحب إلى قلبي .. أردت حقا أن أتغير أن أعترف بعيوبي وأحاول إصلاحها أن أجعل للأفكار التي تعصف بعقلي طريقا إلى تصرفاتي وإنعكاسا في شخصيتي .. أن أكون شخصا أفضل هذا كل ما أردت...
في بحثي المضني وقعت يدي على كتيبات صغيرة بسيطة واضحة في لغتها حقيقة لم أتوقع منها الكثير إلا أنها فاجئتني وكم أحب هذا النوع من الكتب ..
سهل التطبيق وعظيم الأثر والفائدة .. قرأتها بلذة لاتوصف وبدات بتجربتها في حياتي الحقيقة التغيير بحد ذا
Mario Tomic
Jan 02, 2015 Mario Tomic rated it really liked it
If you got a lot of stress in your life then this book is definitely good for you. A lot of the advice inside might seem like common sense but if you really ask yourself when was the last time you put it in practice the answer might not come so easy. Definitely a nice read and a good reminder to put things in the right perspective. The big idea is of the book is don't let the small ever day stuff prevents you from working on what makes you and people around you happy, and focus more on the big ...more
Nov 08, 2011 طريف rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sách người ta tặng cho mẹ mình, nhỏ trong lòng bàn tay, mình đặt trong... nhà tắm để đọc vào những-lúc-ai-cũng-biết-là-những-lúc-chi-đấy. Ưu điểm của nó là ngắn, gọn, thành thử tránh được vụ giáo điều. Đa số quy tắc mà Carlson nói đến không mới nhưng có tính thực tế, có thể thực hành được. Song thực ra những điều này bạn đều có thể tự học được nhờ vào thời gian hoặc kinh nghiệm giao tiếp cá nhân. Một cuốn sách có cũng được, không có cũng chẳng sao.
Feb 21, 2015 Abdulrahman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
كتاب رائع جداً احدث تغييرات فورية في كيفية تعاطيَ مع بعض مجريات الامور والتعامل مع الاخرين ، فيه اساليب ممتازة وجربت بعضها ونجحت فعلا، محتوى الكتاب الخصه من جملة واحدة كتبها الكاتب " جميع استراتيجيات هذا الكتاب تتوجه إلى مساعدتك كي تصبح أكثر استرخائاً وطمأنينة وحباً " ، واذا لم تكن في نيتك عمل التطبيق الفعلي والمباشر للارشادات فلا تتعب نفسك كثيرا في القراءة .
Jul 08, 2014 Kaethe rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfiction
Like so many books for self-help, there's a huge disconnect between the ease of stating the philosophy, and the ease of implementing it. Besides the huge disconnect between the imagined problem being solved and the real problems most people face.
Mar 20, 2013 Patricia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a gold mine of practical and helpful suggestions on getting along in this world with a more peaceful attitude and joy. Highly recommended.
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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.” 174 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.” 128 likes
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