Resilience in the Recession: Seven Strategies to Free Yourself from Negative Thinking
After a week and half of holiday joy and distractions, returning to real life on January 5th has hit many of us as the mother of all dreaded Monday mornings. If you are feeling daunted by the spinning thoughts of uncertainty--the recession, bills, bailouts, wars--you are not alone. Depending on how you count, there are millions and even billions of folks wanting to do the time warp, right along with you, back to easier times. Crawling back into bed, from a certain angle anyway, does seem like the only rational solution, because this isn't just a return to January, it's that January—the one on the downside of a major recession. Spinning the story of our lives that way, we may feel completely unequipped to handle the unprecedented challenges of today. But actually, that is just one version of the story, just a narrative that is open to revision and re-interpretation. So, even though these challenges may be greater in magnitude than anything we have encountered in our lifetime, they are solvable.
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