Pin It
Favourite

Stacks self-help 

We hit the library to see what wisdom call number 158.1 can offer someone seeking a little self-affirmation.

feature_deweydecimal.jpg

Each year, I resolve to become a better Adria by making behavioural changes that I've been putting off for months (or years. Will I ever quit smoking?). I can stay motivated, but my mental attitude has a huge impact on whether I actually accomplish my goals. In 2015, I need to strengthen my positive thinking.

With that in mind, I visited the self-help section of the Halifax Central Library, under Dewey Decimal call number 158.1, in the pursuit of a positive mental attitude (PMA), like my role model, rapper Lil B the #based god.

While I don't usually buy into new-age hippie crap, many titles appealed to my skeptical side: 10 Fundamental Rules of Success (158.1 T289) compiles all the major trends of self-help literature into one handy guide. What's Stopping You? helps smart people overcome their biggest critics: themselves.

Armed with books that reinforce self-affirmation, productivity and long-term thinking, I also grabbed some pro-wrestling biographies in the Young Adult section, because I also need raw inspiration. Mixing self-help strategies (solid plans) with your most energizing passions (good examples) will help you get that #based PMA. Ditch The Secret (158.1 S445) and open You Are A Badass (158.1 S65Y) instead.

Pin It
Favourite

Speaking of...

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Survey Asks

What’s the scariest Halifax ghost story?

  • Sidewalk closed: please use other side
  • We used to date
  • Why I’m leaving Nova Scotia
  • Closed early for private event
  • Route on detour
  • Does anyone have a truck I can borrow?

View Results

Coast Top Ten

  1. Masuma Khan is making history   (Back To School)
  2. August   (Hot Summer Guide)
  3. //RESPONSIVE’s light entertainment   (Fall Arts Preview)
  4. Where to live in Halifax   (Back To School)
  5. 10 local activist organizations making a difference   (Back To School)
  6. Best. Halifax. Concerts. Ever.   (Back To School)
  7. K. Trevor Wilson fixes your life   (Fall Arts Preview)
  8. 10 places to get fit in Halifax   (Well Being Guide)
  9. What is your heaven?   (Hot Summer Guide)
  10. Four research projects in Halifax worth knowing about   (Back To School)

In Print This Week

Vol 25, No 21
October 19, 2017

Cover Gallery »


Real Time Web Analytics

© 2017 Coast Publishing Ltd.