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22 cheap ways for nurses to de-stress

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19. Borrow a Book or DVD from the Library

Picture this: a cool summer evening, a glass of your favorite beverage, and a beloved copy of Harry Potter. Or Anna Karenina. Or the latest John Grishman novel. Whatever your preference, a book is a great way to unwind at the end of the day. What’s better? Books are easy to get and you can get them for free. That’s right. Sign up for a library card (if a membership isn’t free, it’s most likely a one-time fee of less than $5) and you can check out hundreds, even thousands, of books.

Many libraries even give away books that aren’t being checked out anymore or are an older edition. Ask your library if they ever have any book fairs or give-aways, and pick up some great classics! Looking for something a little less literary? Many libraries now carry a large selection of DVDs. Pick up an old classic or the latest hit, and unwind in front of the tube. Renting a DVD from a library is usually free or at most half the cost of renting one from your local video store.

Cost: $0-5
More Info: Google “library” and your town and state or visit the American Library Association

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