Profile Picture

"Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" by Richard Carlson

3 years ago
Breathe Before You Speak

"This simple strategy has had remarkable results for virtually everyone I know who has tried it. The almost immediate results include increased patience, added perspective, and, as a side benefit, more gratitude and respect from others".

"The strategy itself is remarkably simple. It involves nothing more than pausing -- breathing -- after the person to whom you are speaking is finished. At first, the gap between your voices may seem like an eternity -- but in reality, it amounts to only a fraction of a second of actual time. You will get used to the power and beauty of breathing, and you will come to appreciate it as well".