Book Review: A Personal favourite of mine so far…
I continually read biographies, autobiographies and self-help, a lot of the time non-fiction. These are books which grab my interest and intrigue me the most, so I continue reading them.
One book in particular a self-help book (we all need to read them at some point) had made some really great points. From start to finish it is full of wisdom. It includes a lot of sayings from others and really puts you in a good mood, giving a lot of tips.
I am talking about ‘Don’t sweat the small stuff’ by Richard Carlson.
This book helps you find ease, harmony and tranquillity in a stressful and chaotic world. It concentrates on making the best out of every situation.
The main moral of this book is how everything we stress out about is ‘small’ and we should keep it that way and not let it take over our life. Our life is simply an image of your thoughts. How we think does affect how we deal with certain issues. So to ensure we think positively is actually much more important than anything else. Positive thoughts are a foundation in creating a peaceful life. Thoughts create our reality, because a lot of the time whatever we think we also act out and present ourselves as. That’s why the best cure to even stress is to think positively and it will flip the whole outlook of life.
The best part is our gift in being able to control our thoughts and what is happening in our minds. So next time you wake up in a bad mood or experience a bad day, start by focusing on changing the thoughts and keep in mind that it will pass because every moment is temporary and it will not stay forever. You have the superpower to choose the way you want to feel about any situation at any time and any day which is great. Use it!
I have taken out and listed below a few topics covered by Richard Carlson in his book:
- Do Something Nice for Someone Else – and Don’t Tell Anyone About It
- Allow Yourself to Be Bored
- When in Doubt about Whose Turn It Is to Take Out Trash, Go Ahead and Take It Out
- Every Day, Tell at Least One Person Something You Like/ Admire, or Appreciate about Them
- Think of What You Have Instead of What You Want
- Do a Favour and Don’t Ask For, or Expect, One in Return
These topics that were explained in his book had struck me the most and I believe these are enough in itself to grab your attention.
If any one of these pops out to you as something you’re interested in, then this may just be the book for you. Personally all of the above, appeal to me and stand out.