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The Resource Don't sweat the small stuff-- and it's all small stuff : simple ways to keep the little things from taking over your life, Richard Carlson

Don't sweat the small stuff-- and it's all small stuff : simple ways to keep the little things from taking over your life, Richard Carlson

Label
Don't sweat the small stuff-- and it's all small stuff : simple ways to keep the little things from taking over your life
Title
Don't sweat the small stuff-- and it's all small stuff
Title remainder
simple ways to keep the little things from taking over your life
Statement of responsibility
Richard Carlson
Title variation
Do not sweat the small stuff-- and it's all small stuff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the co-author of the bestselling Handbook of the Soul comes a collection of short essays on attaining peace of mind by learning to let go of small aggravations
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-2006
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carlson, Richard
Dewey number
158/.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF637.B4
LC item number
C35 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
BF 335 C284 1997
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Behavior modification
  • Conduct of life
  • Peace of mind
Label
Don't sweat the small stuff-- and it's all small stuff : simple ways to keep the little things from taking over your life, Richard Carlson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-248)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Don't sweat the small stuff -- Make peace with imperfection -- Let go of the idea that gentle, relaxed people can't be superachievers -- Be aware of the snowball effect of your thinking -- Develop your compassion -- Remind yourself that when you die, your "in-basket" won't be empty -- Don't interrupt others or finish their sentences -- Do something nice for someone else and don't tell anyone about it -- Let others have the glory -- Learn to live in the present moment -- Imagine that everyone is enlightened except you -- Let others be "right" most of the time -- Become more patient -- Create "patience practice periods" -- Be the first one to act loving or reach out -- Ask yourself the question, "Will this matter a year from now?" -- Surrender to the fact that life isn't fair -- Allow yourself to be bored -- Lower your tolerance to stress -- Once a week, write a heartfelt letter -- Imagine yourself at your own funeral
  • Repeat to yourself, "life isn't an emergency" -- Experiment with your back burner -- Spend a moment every day thinking of someone to thank -- Smile at strangers, look into their eyes, and say hello -- Set aside quiet time, every day -- Imagine the people in your life as tiny infants and as one-hundred-year-old adults -- Seek first to understand -- Become a better listener -- Choose your battles wisely -- Become aware of your moods and don't allow yourself to be fooled by the low ones -- Life is a test. It is only a test -- Praise and blame are all the same -- Practice random acts of kindness -- Look beyond behavior -- See the innocence -- Choose being kind over being right -- Tell three people (today) how much you love them -- Practice humility -- When in doubt about whose turn it is to take out the trash, go ahead and take it out -- Avoid weatherproofing -- Spend a moment, every day, thinking of someone to love -- Become an anthropologist
  • Understand separate realities -- Develop your own helping rituals -- Every day, tell at least one person something you like, admire, or appreciate about them -- Argue for your limitations and they're yours -- Remember that everything has God's fingerprints on it -- Resist the urge to criticize -- Write down your five most stubborn positions and see if you can soften them -- Just for fun, agree with criticism directed toward you (then watch it go away) -- Search for the grain of truth in other opinions -- See the glass as already broken (and everything else too) -- Understand the statement, "wherever you go, there you are" -- Breathe before you speak -- Be grateful when you're feeling good and graceful when you're feeling bad -- Become a less aggressive driver -- Relax -- Adopt a child through the mail -- Turn your melodrama into a mellow-drama
  • Read articles and books with entirely different points of view from your own and try to learn something -- Do one thing at a time -- Count to ten -- Practice being in the "eye of the storm" -- Be flexible with changes in your plans -- Think of what you have instead of what you want -- Practice ignoring your negative thoughts -- Be willing to learn from friends and family -- Be happy where you are -- Remember that you become what you practice most -- Quiet the mind -- Take up yoga -- Make service an integral part of your life -- Do a favor and don't ask for, or expect, one in return -- Think of your problems as potential teachers -- Get comfortable not knowing -- Acknowledge the totality of your being -- Cut yourself some slack -- Stop blaming others -- Become an early riser -- When trying to be helpful, focus on little things -- Remember, one hundred years from now, all new people -- Lighten up -- Nurture a plant
  • Transform your relationship to your problems -- The next time you find yourself in an argument, rather than defend your position, see if you can see the other point of view first -- Redefine a "meaningful accomplishment" -- Listen to your feelings (They are trying to tell you something) -- If someone throws you the ball, you don't have to catch it -- One more passing show -- Fill your life with love -- Realize the power of your own thoughts -- Give up on the idea that "more is better" -- Keep asking yourself, "What's really important?" -- Trust your intuitive heart -- Be open to "what is" -- Mind your own business -- Look for the extraordinary in the ordinary -- Schedule time for your inner work -- Live this day as if it were your last. It might be!
Control code
ocm34515016
Dimensions
17 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780733800849
Lccn
96013822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)34515016
Label
Don't sweat the small stuff-- and it's all small stuff : simple ways to keep the little things from taking over your life, Richard Carlson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-248)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Don't sweat the small stuff -- Make peace with imperfection -- Let go of the idea that gentle, relaxed people can't be superachievers -- Be aware of the snowball effect of your thinking -- Develop your compassion -- Remind yourself that when you die, your "in-basket" won't be empty -- Don't interrupt others or finish their sentences -- Do something nice for someone else and don't tell anyone about it -- Let others have the glory -- Learn to live in the present moment -- Imagine that everyone is enlightened except you -- Let others be "right" most of the time -- Become more patient -- Create "patience practice periods" -- Be the first one to act loving or reach out -- Ask yourself the question, "Will this matter a year from now?" -- Surrender to the fact that life isn't fair -- Allow yourself to be bored -- Lower your tolerance to stress -- Once a week, write a heartfelt letter -- Imagine yourself at your own funeral
  • Repeat to yourself, "life isn't an emergency" -- Experiment with your back burner -- Spend a moment every day thinking of someone to thank -- Smile at strangers, look into their eyes, and say hello -- Set aside quiet time, every day -- Imagine the people in your life as tiny infants and as one-hundred-year-old adults -- Seek first to understand -- Become a better listener -- Choose your battles wisely -- Become aware of your moods and don't allow yourself to be fooled by the low ones -- Life is a test. It is only a test -- Praise and blame are all the same -- Practice random acts of kindness -- Look beyond behavior -- See the innocence -- Choose being kind over being right -- Tell three people (today) how much you love them -- Practice humility -- When in doubt about whose turn it is to take out the trash, go ahead and take it out -- Avoid weatherproofing -- Spend a moment, every day, thinking of someone to love -- Become an anthropologist
  • Understand separate realities -- Develop your own helping rituals -- Every day, tell at least one person something you like, admire, or appreciate about them -- Argue for your limitations and they're yours -- Remember that everything has God's fingerprints on it -- Resist the urge to criticize -- Write down your five most stubborn positions and see if you can soften them -- Just for fun, agree with criticism directed toward you (then watch it go away) -- Search for the grain of truth in other opinions -- See the glass as already broken (and everything else too) -- Understand the statement, "wherever you go, there you are" -- Breathe before you speak -- Be grateful when you're feeling good and graceful when you're feeling bad -- Become a less aggressive driver -- Relax -- Adopt a child through the mail -- Turn your melodrama into a mellow-drama
  • Read articles and books with entirely different points of view from your own and try to learn something -- Do one thing at a time -- Count to ten -- Practice being in the "eye of the storm" -- Be flexible with changes in your plans -- Think of what you have instead of what you want -- Practice ignoring your negative thoughts -- Be willing to learn from friends and family -- Be happy where you are -- Remember that you become what you practice most -- Quiet the mind -- Take up yoga -- Make service an integral part of your life -- Do a favor and don't ask for, or expect, one in return -- Think of your problems as potential teachers -- Get comfortable not knowing -- Acknowledge the totality of your being -- Cut yourself some slack -- Stop blaming others -- Become an early riser -- When trying to be helpful, focus on little things -- Remember, one hundred years from now, all new people -- Lighten up -- Nurture a plant
  • Transform your relationship to your problems -- The next time you find yourself in an argument, rather than defend your position, see if you can see the other point of view first -- Redefine a "meaningful accomplishment" -- Listen to your feelings (They are trying to tell you something) -- If someone throws you the ball, you don't have to catch it -- One more passing show -- Fill your life with love -- Realize the power of your own thoughts -- Give up on the idea that "more is better" -- Keep asking yourself, "What's really important?" -- Trust your intuitive heart -- Be open to "what is" -- Mind your own business -- Look for the extraordinary in the ordinary -- Schedule time for your inner work -- Live this day as if it were your last. It might be!
Control code
ocm34515016
Dimensions
17 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780733800849
Lccn
96013822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)34515016

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