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Tuesday, November 01, 2016


At this time of year, some of us start to lose steam. Once winter fully sets in it may get even worse. The problem affects everyone from students to retirees. There is a solution, though! Borrow one of these titles from our collection:

Donovan, Jim. Happy at Work 60 Simple Ways to Stay Engaged and Be Successful. [eBook]

Duhigg, Charles. Smarter Faster Better: Tthe Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business. [158 DUH, also eBook and eAudio]

Lavoie, Richard D. The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning on the Tuned-Out Child. [370.154 LAV]

Pink, Daniel H. Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us. [153.1534 PIN]

A site recommended to me by a friend provides us with a lesson in "How to Get Massively Motivated in Less Than 60 Seconds."

If you prefer videos, going to YouTube and using "motivation" as a search term will bring up hundreds of videos. Here's a TEDx Talk by Scott Geller, "The Psychology of Self-Motivation."

If your motivation problem is simply a matter of Seasonal Affective Disorder, look for Winter Blues: Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder by Norman E. Rosenthal [616.8527 ROS]. Then, to quote my late mother, "Go outside and blow the stink off you!"

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