Dale Carnegie's book, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
is a book we highly recommend you read! We are all busy and many of us carry around loads of stress. This
book provides valuable advice to help you break the worry habit before it breaks you!
A few nuggets we want to quickly share with you are:
Live in "day-tight compartments".
Only focus on what is happening today, as that is all we can control. Do you not stress about what happened in the past because it has already happened and there
is no changing it. Do not worry about what will happen tomorrow as you have no control over the future.
As a ship has compartments that can be sealed to prevent water in one compartment from flooding another, so too do we need to seal off the past and the future. "We cannot live one moment in either of those eternities and to try to do so could ruin both
our minds and bodies. We can be content to live in the only time we possibly can - today." - Dale Carnegie
Activity keeps your mind of anxiety. Folding laundry, cleaning the house, or doing a hobby like painting will take
your mind away from the hustle and bustle or stress you may be facing. Crowd worry out of your mind by keeping busy. Plenty of action is one of the best therapies ever devised for curing “wibber gibbers”.
"The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not." - Dale Carnegie
Don't fuss about the trifles.
Don’t permit little things-the mere termites of life-to ruin your happiness. Little things
can eat you from the inside out. Save your energy for bigger, more important things in your life. Are a couple of dishes in the sink something you need to stress about? No.
"Benjamin Disraeli, statesman, said "Life is too short to be little." So, let us not major in the minors.
Four good working habits
1. Clear your desk of all papers except those relating to the immediate problem at hand.
2. Do things in the order of their importance.
3. When you face a problem, solve it then and there if you have the facts necessary to make a decision.
4. Learn to organize, deputize, and supervise.
Make it a great week!