Stress management is more than popping vitamins, thinking happy thoughts, lifting weights, or avoiding empty calories. The key idea is that anticipating the impact of unhealthy stress is better than trying to fix the damage to your health and state of mind after the fact. You can learn to eliminate lifestyle choices that make stress worse, invest in the time to prepare for a stressful event or day, schedule micro-breaks during the work day, repair from the aftermath of difficult times, and prevent the worst situations that damage your health by making better choices.
Learn about free stress busters that work best for most people and that fit your personal style. How can you make your library a healthier workplace?

At the conclusion of webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify behaviors at home and work that lead to unhealthy stress and swap them out for healthier habits.
  • Implement workplace rituals that promote wellness, including better focus and energy.
  • Develop personal routines that include enough sleep, a healthier diet, and daily exercise.


Original broadcast June 21, 2016

Pat Wagner ~  Biography
Pat Wagner and her husband Leif Smith own Pattern Research, Inc., [sieralearn.com], a 41-year-old training, research, and consulting business. She has worked for libraries and higher education as an educator and consultant since 1978, focusing on behavioral and organizational skills that support institutional and personal success. Her specialties include conflict management, customer service, marketing, supervision, project management, and ethics.

Pat is a frequent speaker at state and national library conferences and has worked with libraries and library-related organizations in 48 states and Canada, from small rural storefronts to the largest urban and academic libraries. She has two published books related to libraries and contributed to Conflict Management for Libraries: Strategies for a Positive, Productive Workplace (https://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=46) as well as numerous articles for library-related books and magazines.

Pat is known for her practical and good-humored programs. She lives in Denver with her husband and two pushy cats.