He's helped 12 million people reduce the stress at home and at work. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, Richard Carlson with Kristine, his wife of 14 years bring us a simple, stress-free approach to love. While depression, heartache, and anger are associated with love relationships, stress is rarely identified as a problem. Yet we all have concerns about our most important relationships. In one hundred brief, beautifully written essays, the authors show readers how not to overreact to a loved one's criticism, how to appreciate your spouse in new ways, how to get past old angers, and many other ways to improve and increase the joy and pleasure that can and should be part of any relationship.
Breaking upGetting out of the emergency laneBeing OK with your bad hair dayDropping the drama
How to manage rush deadlines with rushingHow to transform your outlook and prepare for the day aheadHow to enjoy corporate travelHow to have a really bad day . . . and get over it
When Richard Carlson wrote Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in January 1997, he had no way of knowing it would be the beginning of an unrivaled publishing success story. The book was the #1 New York Times bestseller for two full years, an unprecedented feat, and to date has more than nine million copies in print. A series of Don't Sweat books followed, each garnering impressive sales in their own right. Now, in time for the tenth anniversary of that first publication, Carlson has created The Big Book of Small Stuff, a best-of collection drawn from the series.
It features pieces beloved by Calrson and his millions of fans, classic tales of inspiration and success like: Make Peace with Imperfection, Allow Yourself to Be Bored, Praise and Blame Are All the Same, See the Innocence, and more.
Find time to blow off steam
Have conflict without it having you
See things from a distance
Invest in yourself
Children who are whining or fightingIssues with your spouseHassles over household choresDifficult teenagers
Learn more about the relationship between moods and moneyBe aware of what you don't know, and what you're not good atSpend the bulk of your time on the "critical inch" of your businessAvoid giving away your power.
Remember the One You Fell For Forget to Keep Score Aim for the Extraordinary Be the Bright Spot in Your Partner's Day Appreciate the Benefit of a Doubt Cherish the Child in Your Partnerand many more, this book provides easy-to-do, yet profoundly life-changing strategies that will teach couples how to be less reactive, how to communicate more effectively, and how to have a more peaceful and carefree relationship.
In the phenomenal bestseller Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, Richard Carlson taught millions of readers how to stop the little things in life from driving them crazy. Now, in Easier Than You Think, Carlson demonstrates how making simple yet effective changes can get our life back on course. With his unique blend of storytelling and advice, Carlson offers proven ways that even the smallest amounts of change can add up to become a fortune of difference in our lives.
Don't Sweat the Big Stuff, but instead:
Learn from the Big Stuff Grieve Freely Ask Yourself the Question, 'Will This Matter a Year from Now?' Reflect on What You're Going to Want to Say--Before You Need to Say It Prepare and Let Go
Take a Vacation, Not a Guilt-Trip
Don't Get "Should Upon"
Hades or Homecoming?
Opt In- or Out-of Family Events
Quit Being Your Mother
Ban Worry from Your Holidays
It's Not Daytona—You're Not Jeff Gordon
Don't Try to Cook Tailgating Turkeys
Don't Get Scrooged is a jewel of a handbook on how to avoid, appease, and even win over the Scrooges who haunt your holidays. Whether it's the salesclerk who ignores you in favor of her cell phone, the customer who knowingly jumps ahead of you in line at Starbucks, the unnaturally irritable boss down the hall, or the in-laws who invite themselves (every year) for a two-week stay at your house, you will always need to deal with Scrooges, grumps, uninvited guests, sticks-in-the-mud, and supreme party poopers. Learning to handle them whenever and wherever they appear is not just optional—it's essential.
Homework, report cards, and attendance. Teachers can get so bogged down by paperwork that often they forget why they teach. Published near the end of the school year, this guide is the perfect gift for teachers to remind them how they can change students' lives.
The book contains contributions from scholars in a variety of disciplines, and looks at topics that have been somewhat marginalised in contemporary studies of Central Asia, including education, anthropology, music, literature and poetry, film, history and state-identity construction, and social transformation. It examines how the Soviet legacy affected the development of the republics in Central Asia, and how it continues to affect the society, culture and polity of the region. Although each state in Central Asia has increasingly developed its own way, the book shows that the states have in varying degrees retained the influence of the Soviet past, or else are busily establishing new political identities in reaction to their Soviet legacy, and in doing so laying claim to, re-defining, and reinventing pre-Soviet and Soviet images and narratives.
Throwing new light and presenting alternate points of view on the question of the Soviet legacy in the Soviet Central Asian successor states, the book is of interest to academics in the field of Russian and Central Asian Studies.
—Bernie Siegel, M. D., author of Love, Medicine & Miracles
Newly revised and updated to address the increased stress of our modern times, Slowing Down to the Speed of Life by bestselling author Richard Carlson (Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and It’s All Small Stuff and Don’t Get Scrooged) and Joseph Bailey is the classic guide to creating a more peaceful, simpler life from the inside out. With practical and easy exercises to help you slow down your mind and focus on the present moment, Slowing Down to the Speed of Life, in the words of Dan Millman, bestselling author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior, is “a life-enhancing book with insightful principles for peaceful and productive living at work and at home.”
You can learn to put things into perspective by making the small daily changes Dr. Carlson suggests, including advice such as "Choose your battles wisely"; "Remind yourself that when you die, your 'in' box won't be empty"; and "Make peace with imperfection". With Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... you'll also learn how to:
Live in the present moment Let others have the glory at times Lower your tolerance to stress Trust your intuitions Live each day as it might be your lastWith gentle, supportive suggestions, Dr. Carlson reveals ways to make your actions more peaceful and caring, with the added benefit of making your life more calm and stress-free.
With Dale Carnegie's timeless advice in hand, more than six million people have learned how to eliminate debilitating fear and worry from their lives and to embrace a worry-free future. In this classic work, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas that you can put to work today. It is a book packed with lessons that will last a lifetime and make that lifetime happier!
DISCOVER HOW TO:
Eliminate fifty percent of business worries immediately
Reduce financial worries
Avoid fatigue -- and keep looking young
Add one hour a day to your waking life
Find yourself and be yourself -- remember there is no one else on earth like you!
Fascinating to read and easy to apply, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living deals with fundamental emotions and life-changing ideas. There's no need to live with worry and anxiety that keep you from enjoying a full, active life!