Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It’s All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life
Got a stress case in your life? Of course you do: ‘Without question, many of us have mastered the neurotic art of spending much of our lives worrying about a variety of things all at once.’ Carlson’s cheerful book aims to make us stop and smell–if not roses–whatever is sitting in front of our noses. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… offers 100 meditations designed to make you appreciate being alive, keep your emotions (especially anger and dissatisfaction) in proper perspective, and cherish other people as the unique miracles they are. It’s an owner’s manual of the heart, and if you follow the directions, you will be a happier, more harmonious person. Like Stairmasters, oat bran, and other things that are good for you, the meditations take discipline. Even so, some of the strategies are kind of fun: ‘Imagine the people in your life as tiny infants and as 100-year-old adults.’ The trouble is, once you start, it’s hard to stop.
‘Over a decade of positive psychology research seems to validate what we learned twenty years ago from Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. . . . These wonderful books help break down and simplify how to achieve that happiness.’―Shawn Achor, bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage
‘After almost two decades since the original release of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, Richard Carlson’s insights on the meaning of life continue to be timeless. The book teaches us to focus on the ‘now’ and find balance by living through contentment.’―Deepak Chopra