To survive an economic recession it just takes a bit of planning, discipline, and foresight. The fact of the matter is that an economic recession is not a new phenomenon. Recessions are cyclical. They follow the laws of gravity-what goes up must come down. Periods of economic prosperity are invariably followed by periods of recession. Ask your parents or grandparents, and they'll tell you all about the last recession. In fact, the last time a recession had such far reaching consequences was during the great depression of 1929. However, there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
Don't mull over how the present recession has or will affect you. Thinking about factors that you cannot necessarily control only leads to added stress; and we have enough of that already. Instead leverage yourself so that you are in a position to survive this depression and ready to shine the moment it ends. An economic recession is always followed by an economic boom, or period of prosperity. If you can slug it out now, you won't regret it later.
With your tight budget, membership at the gym may not be a priority and it doesn't need to be. Exercise and physical fitness predates any gym and you don't need to invest much towards staying fit.
Exercise is so important in not only because it keeps you fit, but also because it releases endorphins. Thus regular exercise can also help you to overcome stress and depression. Keeping your body healthy also helps to ensure that you do not have to spend more money on bloated medical bills that you can ill afford.
Don't let your worries get the better of you. While it is natural to worry under such circumstances, it does nothing to help and leads to a vicious cycle of stress, anxiety and depression. This off course only makes it harder to deal with the financial crisis and will leave you crippled. Seize control of your emotions, with simple health care practices like yoga, aromatherapy or simple meditation. They are great methods to beat stress and stay healthy.
Depression is not an abnormality. What you are experiencing is not something out of the ordinary and there is no reason why you should be embarrassed or ashamed of these conflicting feelings. If you are not comfortable talking to friends and family or if they are not supportive or helpful enough there are other options.
With jobs on the wane, people now have more time than before. How about spending some of it to reconnect with your family or that special person in your life? Now is the chance. Once the recession lifts, you'll be caught up in the rat race with little time for a personal life.
Losing your job is a bad thing, but it also gives you a chance to try new things. Did you ever want to play the saxophone instead of trading shares on Wall Street? Well, now's your chance. Use this opportunity to learn a new skill, catch up on a neglected hobby, or to simply follow your dreams. It is amazing how well people can do when their backs are to the wall and they have nothing to lose.