This was the first book I read on my self-development journey, it literally was my bible throughout my time travelling south-east Asia. So simply written by Richard Carlson but so effective in reminding you to literally stop sweating over the small stuff ha!

Each chapter is a page or two (which is really helpful if you struggle to read or you have a busy lifestyle) however each chapter is thought-provoking to the habits and behaviours we have in our life without realising opening up the mind for a lot of reflection.

What I loved about this book was the depth of realisation and reflection it gave me, it really made me look at the small thing's we stress about every day that has no importance and the negative impact on our mindset and energy this has without realising. One of the biggest takeaway's from this book is the sense of gratitude for life and living, it really makes you appreciate the small things we have and puts certain situation's into perspective. 

My favourite quotes 

'I find that if I remind myself (frequently) that the purpose of life isn't to get it all done but to enjoy each step along the way and live a life filled with love'

'Don't pretend your life is perfect, or even hope that it will be. Instead, you can accept yourself as you are, right now'

“When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical.”

“True happiness comes not when we get rid of all of our problems, but when we change our relationship to them when we see our problems as a potential source of awakening, opportunities to practice, and to learn.”