Today’s topic brings so much joy to me to share with you. If you struggle at all with dealing with people, your spouse, your job, your boss or your life in general in small or big ways, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE read this book, Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff.
Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff
I read Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff over and over and over again. I find it is excellent with the general motto’s to live by and be happy. It’s stuff that when you read, you go, ‘DUH!’ but the author puts it in such clear perspective that it really hits home, makes sense, and sinks in.
Its title and tag line really says it all! It’s about all the small stuff we get freaked out and fired up about. All those little things we can’t do anything about, which is really unproductive and unhealthy. We are all guilty of it at times.
Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff contains short little quips about how to live happy and healthy. Each chapter is 1 to 3 pages long which is perfect for relaxing days of rest . I pick it up every morning and pick a random topic to read about.
It starts my day off right and with a healthy outlook.
I feel like I could have saved some dough on therapy back in my twenties if I had this book at my disposal. A dear friend of mine gave it to me and called it ‘home therapy.’ She was right. I love this great book! It will be one of the best investments you make in your life!
Here’s a little excerpt from the book:
Chapter 95: Trust Your Intuitive Heart
How often have you said to yourself, after the fact, ‘I knew I should have done that’? How often do you intuitively know something but allow yourself to think yourself out of it? Trusting your intuitive heart means listening to and trusting that quiet inner voice that knows what it is you need to do, what actions need to be taken, or changes need to be made in your life. Many of us don’t listen to our intuitive heart for fear that we couldn’t possibly know something without thinking it through, or for fear that legitimate answers could not possibly be so obvious. We say things to ourselves like, ‘That couldn’t possibly be right’ or ‘I couldn’t possibly do that.’ And, as soon as we allow our thinking mind to enter into the picture, we think ourselves out of it. We then argue for our limitations and they become ours.
You’ll have to buy to book to read the rest. I highly recommend it. Buy it, read it, and then read it again. The book’s author, Richard Carlson, Ph.D, has also written other versions of the book like Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff About Money and Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff About Love and many more. I’m going to try a couple of his other books soon.
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