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Monday, June 10, 2013

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff


I bought a copy of Don't Sweat The Small Stuff... and it's all small stuff when it was first published 14 years ago - and I still pull it out every few months to remind myself. (You can get a used copy for almost nothing on Amazon.)

Here are a few of Richard Carlson's 100 ideas from Don't Sweat The Small Stuff...

2. Make Peace With Imperfection.
Accept yourself as you are - and accept what you have and what you don't have.

16. Ask Yourself the Question: "Will This Matter a Year from Now?"

21. Imagine Yourself at Your Own Funeral.
At the end of their lives, most people wish they had spent more time with the people and activities they truly loved, and less time worrying about aspects of life that, upon deeper examination, really don't matter all that much.
Further reading: Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

22. Repeat to Yourself: "Life Isn't an Emergency."

26. Set Aside Quiet Time - Every Day.
Further reading: Feel Your Connection With the Infinite - a Meditation

43. Become an Anthropologist.
Become interested, WITHOUT JUDGEMENT, in the way other people choose to live and behave.
Further reading: Observing Life

93. Give Up on the Idea that "More Is Better."
Further reading: Simple Life

97. Mind Your Own Business.
Minding your own business goes far beyond simply avoiding the temptation to try to solve other people's problems. It also requires resisting gossip, eavesdropping, talking behind other people's backs, and conjecturing on what others SHOULD do.

Further reading: Questions to Ask Yourself Before Offering Helpful Advice

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
     

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