Seems like most everybody is asking ‘What am I supposed to do if the government shuts down?’ Which translates into ‘Uuughph, this is going to interrupt my plans for [job execution, spring break, paying bills, financial security…. ]. One thing is sure, a government shutdown will create difficulties; and you can either struggle with the stress or use it as an opportunity for improvement.
It’s normal to have some feelings of anxiety and vulnerability associated with life’s difficulties. A key to turning this difficult experience into a positive one will be a person’s resilience – your ability to persevere and adapt when things go awry.
That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. ~~F. Nietzsche
Here are some ideas about increasing your resilience to the effects of a government shutdown*.
Here are other ideas from Gov Loopers:
*List inspired by April 2011, Harvard Business Review, Building Resilience, M. Seligman