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The late Richard Carlson's timeless self-help book Don't Sweat the Small Stuff—and It's All Small Stuff is an endearing, heart-felt compilation of suggestions and advice that can help people avoid letting inconsequential things from ruining their lives.
One of Carlson's most endearing suggestions includes challenging us to value even the smallest things in life as they were the most important. This challenge is even more poignant these days when you realize that Richard Carlson died in December, 2006 of a pulmonary embolism.
Another endearing suggestion that Richard passes on to readers is that it's okay to take things on one at a time. This may sound silly, but Carlson reminds us that doing things one thing at a time is one of the best ways to reduce stress because it can make it easier to manage our daily lives. Perhaps this is one reason why the Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series is one of the best-selling self-help series of all time?
This self-management concept is gently constructed throughout Don't Sweat the Small Stuff through Carlson's use of witticisms and friendly explanations that help readers learn how to apply his suggestions towards leading a calmer lifestyle. This makes reading Don't Sweat the Small Stuff such a joy that you tend to forget that you can also learn many lessons about self-control that are valuable and more important than effort.
As a result, Richard Carlson's best effort can help readers learn how to gain self-control if they take the time to read and apply Carlson’s gentle suggestions into their daily routines.
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