Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March is Optimism Month!

In light of March's designation as Optimism Month, I'd like to share some suggestions on how to get through these last few weeks of winter.

Set a goal. Then divide it into reasonable sections--that way you can celebrate each segment of accomplishment as well as the grand total.

For example:  DailyLit.com wants to help you read the classics.

One gentleman accomplished a lifelong goal of reading Moby Dick by receiving a one-page section in his daily email for several years.  I'm less ambitious, but fit Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband into the last dozen weekends.

DailyLit offers books in a few foreign languages, if you like to keep up your skill.

They also have offerings in mathematics and other school subjects, if you like self-study or are homeschooling.

This is a free service.

You may select how many pages are sent in each installment, how often you receive the installments, and which email or device you want to gather them.

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Separately: Get sunshine.  Exposing your eyes and your long bones (arms, legs) (not directly, of course) changes the quantity of melatonin your body produces, which affects your mood.  So if it's sunny out, grab 10 minutes of warmth :-).

And a teaser for next week:  Teen Tech Week events on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4-5pm for mid and high schoolers!