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4.21  ·  Rating details ·  296 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and It's All Small Stuff is an audiobook that tells 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 into perspective by making the small daily ch ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 16th 1997 by Hyperion (first published 1997)
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Paige
Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
This book is not a stress management manual (as I had expected). It's 100 short "strategies" for being a more kind, peaceful, and loving person. Lots of the strategies are about reframing/adjusting mental models. The trick with a book like this is actually using the strategies instead of reading them all and forgetting them. Thinking of leaving this on my bedside table through 2015.
Don Gubler
Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Puts things in perspective.
Kari Napier
Apr 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Well this book started out pretty great and the little mini chapters were quite insightful and motivating for me.....but somewhere around page 130ish, it became so difficult to want to finish and I was having a hard time getting through the last half. 3.5 stars from me
Rebecca Carney
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read. Made me think about my life in that I like to overreact on tiny things.
LaKeshaRenee
Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A quick and easy read that makes you ask the question, Will this matter 1 year from now. This book will make you reflect and dig deeper into your soul for answers about who you really are, what matters most to you and why.
Sara Mccord
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
A little bit repetitive, but otherwise good.
Roberta R. Carr
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love Richard Carlson's pop psychology. His small bites of common sense strengthen you.
Sarah Rose
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book! There are short 2-4 page anecdotes about how to “keep the little things from taking over your life”. It’s an easy read, and great to have on hand. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for ways to relax more and stress less.
Helen Anderson
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One to read and re read, keep on hand to remind ourselves not to get cross with our own and others failings.
Aaron A.
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pretty good book depending on your own perspective. This book gives you a chance to think and operate in situations differently and that comes with your maturity levels. The book was great!!
Kristin
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
just ok. nothing earth shattering. each chapter is just a 1 1/2 pages
Emmyland
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Best self help book, stupidly gave this one to a pointless fling and never saw it again. Re-puchased and now there is a que of family and friends, who wanna read this :/ MUCH RECOOMENDO
Asia
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fast read and good tips to reducing stress and becoming a nicer human to be around.
Grace
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Understated. I wish more people would read this book. Easy, practical and so straightforward you’d think some of these ideas are rather obvious until you realize they’re not.
Holistic Happiness Fran
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book. I recommend keeping on the coffee table. Each chapter is short and can be read in a few minutes, however.... take some time afterwards to fully take in what has been written
Amy
Mar 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Similar advice to The Happiness Trap but less applicability. Fun though--with its quick flipability!
Cathy Routh
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
Repetitive
Jon Robnett
Dec 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Reminds you to take a chill pill
Nadzfar Hayudini
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
You won't regret buying it.
Florin Grigoriu
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A good how to book on equinimity, with references to meditation, mindfulness
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