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Publisher's Summary

Are the little things in life driving you crazy? Isn't it time you put these small annoyances into perspective once and for all? This #1 New York Times best seller - now available unabridged - offers suggestions for daily changes that can add up to a more relaxed, stress-free you. In thoughtful and insightful language, author Richard Carlson reveals ways to calm down, live in the present moment, let others have the glory at times, lower your tolerance to stress, trust your intuitions, and ultimately live each day as if it might be your last.
©2005 (c)1997 Richard Carlson, Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

(P) 1997 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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By Federico on 05-16-06

Highly enjoyable & worthwhile

I found this book very helpful for my everyday living. It is simple and to the point psychology. I listen to it at work and whenever I feel stressed. What I like best about this one, is that it is read by the author himself, and he is a very very clear speaker and has soothing tone to his voice. I recommend this to anyone who wants to hear a few simple tips to help cope with life. I only wish I could put to practice at least 25% of what Dr. Richardson suggests.

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By Philip on 09-25-06

Well Worth It

Techniques and habits discussed in the book in combination with stories to illustrate the application of the techniques have great application in today's society. Many of us are very stressed over what is happening in our lives and seem to be overwhelming at the time--and at that time, it probably is. Life is filled with many, many instances/occurrences which cause us to get stressed, be it related to work, family, money, really anything. R. Carlson discusses techniques to change perspective. In November 2005, there was a 3-day period I was continually reflecting over a great monetary loss. I had not slept much over that period. Some time was spent during the 3rd day listening to 'Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...,' I heard just one technique and in a moment my perspective changed; instantly, the pressure I felt in my chest from the stress caused by my loss vanished and I felt great peace.
Life my not be easy, but, we don't need to be stressed out over everything.
Great listen/read, well worth the investment.

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By Bilgin on 07-22-05

highly recommended

There's a way to be both successful and stress-free. Richard Carlson shows the aspects of our lives which load stress and also ways to prevent them. Highly recommended.

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By Anonymous User on 02-25-18

don't sweat the small stuff

excellent. listened to this over and over again lots of good technique's in this to help you cope with people

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By Amazon Customer on 02-22-18

what an eye opener

i m in love with this book. such a simple but powerful approach. everyone should read it.

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By Anonymous User on 02-18-18

great book!

only improvement could be a summary pdf to reference the strategies there's a lot to remember.

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