October 2020 Federal Employment Law Training Group Newsletter

If You Go, You Won’t Feel Worse


Some long-time readers may know that I’m a triathlete, though I consider myself more recreational than competitive in recent years. One of the mantras that has consistently gotten me through training slumps when I just didn’t feel like getting in a workout is, “You won’t feel worse.”

One morning last week, I was feeling a bit unmotivated. As I debated whether I was going to lace up my running shoes or skip the run that day, I reminded myself that if I got out the door and went for a run, “You won’t feel worse.”

So I put in a few miles, and I didn’t feel worse. In fact, as happens almost every time, I felt a lot better. Consistent exercise has been essential to keep me grounded during the past several months, as life has changed dramatically. I hope that you’ve been able to find something to bring you peace, or joy, or a moment of calm – whether that be a run, a walk, deep breathing, thoughts of gratitude, or even an escape to reruns of Caribbean Life. We’re all in this together, and we’ll get through it together. And let’s hope we won’t feel worse on the other side.

In this month’s newsletter, we discuss precedent-breaking decisions from the FLRA, medical inability to perform removals, mental health in the workplace, and much more.

Take care,

Deborah J. Hopkins, FELTG President


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