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Stress? Settle for less

Abstract

Librarianship is not a relaxed or relaxing profession. Librarians must deal with heightened levels of stress owing to fears of job loss, new technologies, and concerns about keeping current. To deal with stress, librarians should try to improve their working environment and avoid large amounts of overtime. They can find ways to lower the stress from commuting to their workplaces. They can enhance their professional development through more training, and improve their general health by adjusting their diets, exercising more often, and getting better sleep. Also recommended are more time with one's family, finding the right level of social activity, and investigating other stress-busting methods such as practicing ...

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