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Dont Sweat The Small Stuff

(Don't Sweat the Small Stuff)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  74,067 ratings  ·  1,597 reviews
Richard Carlson PhD is a stress consultant in private practice, and is the bestselling author of You Can Feel Good Again. With this book, Carlson suggests ways to make life less stressful.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published December 16th 1997)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Jul 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) 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 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
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

قال ألفريد دي سوازا " لقد ظللت اعتقد لوقت طويل ان الحياه الحقيقية لم تبدأ بعد ولكن كان لا يزال هناك بعض العوائق التي يجب تخطيها اولا كعمل لم اكمله مثلا او وقت لا يزال في حاجه لقضائه او دين يجب ان ادفعه بعد هذا كله يمكن ان تبدأ الحياه الحقيقية وفي النهاية ادركت ان كل هذه العوائق ما هي الا حياتي نفسها "

هذا الكتاب هو ختام هذا العام .. من الممكن القول أنه افضل ختام .. جرعة أمل ودفعه للأمام من الممكن ان تكون سبب في تغييرات كثيرة في العام الجديد بإذن الله

اسلوب الكاتب اكتر من الرائع بالطبع كانت النسخ
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
Aug 02, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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

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
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
 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
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 11, 2011 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
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
كِـنزة بلقـاسم
100 مقال عن قواعد الحياة
تعلمنا أغلبها من نبينا عليه الصلاة والسلام
فكرة الكتاب تشبه فكرة كتاب "نظرية الفستق' بشكل كبير
إيناس أحمد
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
Cham Cuartero
Jan 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Bitchin' Reads
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
Not a bad way to help me reground my perspective. I realized I had been slipping into negativity and feeling like every inconvenience, even the small ones, were a personal slight--the world was clearly out to get me. (Haha, jkjk.) I do recommend reading the physical book if you are going to read this one. The audiobook was nice since I commute long hours, but I think I would have enjoyed reading the physical book more. I would have been able to stop and contemplate more easily, whereas the the a ...more
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
Feb 28, 2015 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 real ...more
Amal 88
Aug 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Reem  ♥
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
عند قراءتك لهذا الكتاب واستيعابك لما هو مقصود منه أو الهدف من كل نصيحة فيه .. سيخزن عقلك الباطن كل ذلك وسيتشكل لديك رصيد كافي من طرق التعامل مع كل موقف يمر بك، ستنجح باختيار ردة فعل صحيحة تجاه كل ما يحدث لك، ستشعر بعد فترة بالتوازن الحقيقي في جميع جوانب حياتك.
بالمجمل كتاب خفيف ولطيف وقراءته ممتعة ..
Arakah Mushaweh
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ..
Jun 11, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
أمور و تصرفات صغيرة نغفل عنها و أخرى صغيرة لكن نعطيها أكبر قدر من الإهتمام و نخلق جو التوتر في حياتنا من أجل هذه الأمور التافهة ..
الدكتور ريتشارد كارلسون يضع للأمور قيمتها الحقيقية ,,
كتاب لطيف ذو نصائح صغيرة و قيمة ,, لا تستهون
بها 👌
Iman I 240511
Mar 01, 2013 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 pea ...more
Jethro Jacinto
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 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 ١٠٠ مقال المشكلة هي في التكرار بعد المقال ٦٠
لكنه في المجمل خفيف لط
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and it’s all Small Stuff is a self-help book written by Richard Carlson. This book has numerous tips and advice on how to make life better: like “will this matter in 100 years?”. He gives other suggestions about many topics such as depression, doing good deeds and waking up early to have time for yourself. This book was enjoyable to read and flowed nicely.
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 Kirkwood (Levac)
review to come soon
Fatma Nasser
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As I kept reading... I felt as if the author wrote this book while he was drinking coffee, sitting in a garden, and surrounded by enchanting roses! I mean he definitely was in a good and chill mood!!
The chapters are so so light! Brings contentment !! And really convince you that there is always a way to relax!
When all the reasons of "not making big things out of small things" are laid on paper... you can see how absurd you are when you turn your life into an emergency for things that don't des
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