Federal Employees' Self-care During Longest Government Shutdown

Federal Employees’ Self-care During Longest Government Shutdown

Mental Affects of The Longest Government Shutdown

Self-care Tips for Federal Workers Managing Stress During the Government Shutdown

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The longest government shutdown prior to the current 2018-2019 shutdown took place when many of us were either in high school, college, or in some cases not even born.

We were clueless to the mental toll of working for no pay.

Once upon a time having a government job meant having security. You assumed the government would always make payments on time, would be slow to firing, provide you with a retirement plan or pension and support you with workplace longevity.

That was once upon a time. What we see today is that times have changed.

Insecurity causes stress

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A loss of regular pay has created uncomfortable levels of insecurity to federal workers. Furloughed government employees managing stress during what has become the longest government shutdown are facing feelings of fear and must daily overcome apathy towards reporting to work because they have no choice.

Self-care is the key

Why am I discussing all of this? Because our family is one of 800,000 furloughed employees affected by the government shutdown. We too are facing the stress of this shutdown.

However, what I’ve found to be imperative at this time, is prioritizing my daily self-care discipline in order to successfully face the day.

In the above video, I share three self-care tips for furloughed federal workers facing mental stress during the longest government shutdown our country has seen.

If you’re a furloughed federal employee who needs support with your self-care, please reach out. Leave a comment or send me an email. As others have supported me, I am here to support you.

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Sili M. Recio - January 17, 2019

1. Check in with myself

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Sili M. Recio - January 17, 2019

I love that

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Sili M. Recio - January 17, 2019

2. ask yourself how you’re feeling

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Kellie Gordon - January 18, 2019

Good Morning ☀️ Happy Friday!????????????????

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    Tawanna B. Smith Live - January 18, 2019

    Kellie Gordon good morning!

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Kellie Gordon - January 18, 2019

Good Morning Happy Friday!

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Merilyn Sinamaru Alwyn Jaran - April 9, 2019

Goodnight ❤️

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Merilyn Sinamaru Alwyn Jaran - April 9, 2019

Goodnight

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Merilyn Sinamaru Alwyn Jaran - April 9, 2019

Very well said

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