First of all, be thankful for what you still have. Money is important, but not as important as health, family and friendship. So once you set your priority straight, you will realize you have more than you think.
Secondly, be optimistic. Recession will not kill you, but depression might. Donít worry about the things that you cannot control (such as the big environment you live in), just take care of what you can control (such as telling yourself to be positive).
Lastly but not the least, help others who are in need of help. Consider giving donations to charity, mentoring the young and the depressed, and keeping the elder and the sick company. The act of kindness will go a long way to make you happier about yourself.
So if you, like most of us, canít predict when the crisis will be over, just follow the three rules above, and you will survive this bad economy much easier. Good Luck!
Above is a traditional red-envelope with a picture of the Chinese Fortune God to wish you luck with money.