Hey, its only 3 weeks or so until Christmas, the season of good cheer and the one that many of us look forward to ALL year. So what's with the deluge of BAD, downer news that is coming across the air waves?
Don't know what I am talking about? Go back over to any news page and re-read the headlines - there will be at least 3 out of 4 negative announcements of one sort or another. And many of them with less than positive predictions about this coming Christmas season!
I just signed out of my email which brings me to a home page with news headlines on it - so I couldn't help read what they are on about today. The first headline stated that there will be less spending this Christmas, of course with the entire economy in its still depressed state. Another headline was then talking about how no one is buying houses, so the rents must go up! (what kind of logic that is, I'll never know).
So, what to do with all of this 'recessionary' fear spreading and general media dysfunction? Try to ignore it as best we can and get on with it? Yet it does have some effect on us, we are human after all (well most of us are anyway).
Perhaps the best thing to do in this situation, is to intend to enjoy and celebrate and have a great Christmas, in spite of all the nay sayers. Of course, this does not mean to go and spend a load of money on things you don't need or want.
But, it might mean to feed yourself well, to rest, spend time with people you really want to be with and to turn off the bloody news!