According to the American Psychological Association’s 2015 Work and Well-Being Survey, 29% of employed adults indicated that they felt tense or stressed out during the workday, although 62% of employed adults reported that they had the resources to manage the stress in their daily work life (APA 2015). We all know the technological advancements in libraries are changing the way we do our work and that change causes stress. How well individuals are able to cope with these stressors can affect not only their own engagement and job effectiveness, but their interactions with others. What is the role of the organization in supporting wellness in the workplace? How can staff incorporate mindfulness in simple ways into their day-to-day work? Join these presenters as they discuss hands-on exercises and grassroots efforts to support wellness and mindfulness in their departments without spending a lot of time and money on the effort.
Session presented at the 2016 Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference, Duluth, MN September 29-30, 2016
Minnesota Library Association
Chew, Katherine; Rashid, Julie.
How To Learn To Stop Worrying And Love Mindfulness: Wellness in the Workplace.
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