Finding success with a 2016 theme word

first_imgBy the middle of January, nearly a third of the people who made New Year’s resolutions have already broken them. This is not uncommon — a quarter of resolution-makers say they never achieve their goals for the New Year, according to statistic-crunching website Statistic Brain. Yet nearly half of all Americans make resolutions lists. What’s standing in the way?One reason resolutions often don’t work is they don’t become a habit, which studies show takes about 21 days. Remember, 29% of resolution-makers give up after just 14 days! You may start the New Year with good intentions, but life gets in the way. You get busy, complacent, or discouraged as you try to work through a long list of very specific goals.While it’s still worthwhile to stick to your New Year’s resolutions, here’s a new approach to try, and it may lead to better results. Instead of a resolutions list, why not focus on just one word to guide you through 2016? Let that word inspire and inform every decision, action, or goal you make this year.For example, instead of resolving to lose 10 pounds by spring break or pay down debt to a certain level, try adopting the word “less” as your theme. Throughout the year, all your decisions will come down to that word. You’ll aim to eat less, stress less, or maybe spend less time on social media, the phone, or watching TV. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


first_imgA library amnesty for people who have forgotten to bring back books, DVDs and other items to Donegal’s 13 outlets has just started.Get your books back to the library now!The amnesty started yesterday and will run for the entire month of March.It is estimated that there are more than 2,500 items outstanding from Donegal’s libraries. “We hope by waiving fines, it will encourage readers who feel embarrassed by their oversight to rediscover the pleasures in their local library, which include free access to books, online resources and weekly activities.“This is our first ever county-wide fines amnesty and it applies to all Donegal libraries. The public can return any overdue book, CD or DVD to any of our 13 libraries without any fear of fines,” said a spokesman.To celebrate fines amnesty month the council is holding a competition for the ‘best excuse’ for a late book!So get your best story to us at your local library or forward it to Facebook or Twitter at Donegal County Library. And the good news is that Donegal’s library are now more popular than ever with more than 350,000 people visiting the county’s libraries last year.For more information why not visit or contact your local library.DONEGAL LIBRARIES PROMISE NOT TO ‘BOOK’ LATE BORROWERS WITH AMNESTY was last modified: March 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:amnestybooksdonegalLIBRARIESlast_img read more