Book review: Don’t sweat the small stuff… and its all small stuff
` I settled for a comfortable spot and flicked through the pages. The index page was quite different from regular books, it showed 100 different suggestions how not to let small things affect your life. Author Dr. Richard Carlson had described quite small yet.
I settled for a comfortable spot and flicked through the pages.
The index page was quite different from regular books, it showed 100 different suggestions how not to let small things affect your life. Author Dr. Richard Carlson had described quite small yet effective things to make life stress free.
The most striking maxim of this book was “Allow yourself to get bored”. It further explains that as “human doings” we are so busy to keep ourselves occupied that we need some time to get bored to relax and peace of mind. It was such an incredible advice, something unheard of. This is such a liberating thought because it’s not necessary to do something to RELAX.
“Do something nice for someone and don’t tell anybody about it”. Whenever we do something good for someone, we tend to look out for an opportunity to tell others, consciously or otherwise. But it is real hard to keep it to you and in return much more satisfying.
Another very simple and practical advice says,” Choose your battles wisely”. We often see in our country people jump into an argument or confrontation in day-to-day life without even a thought, the same people stay tight-lipped when they are asked to fight for something of strategic importance.
This book has been a security blanket since then, and taught me it is not necessary to change the world but ourselves.
There is nothing novel or ground breaking in his book; neither will it change you completely in an afternoon. At times it is unrealistic and impractical. But even if you adopt one or two of the hundred pearls of wisdom in this book, it will leave you a calmer person. It will help you when you had a bad day at work or a when nothing is going your way. This book is a treasure which you can stumble upon each time you are down and out and within no time you will realize you were sweating the small stuff.