Stop Worrying and Do Something

Last week I wrote about reframing the economic crisis. The point of that piece was to bring a little positivity into what is becoming a pretty gloomy economic time. I hoped to challenge you to think of the positive things that may come from disaster. So, in the interest of continuing that bit of positivity, I’m going to offer up another “positivity challenge.” This week, I challenge you to stop worrying about the economy and do something to make things better, whether for yourself or someone else.

As I pointed out last week, attitude has a big part in determining how well we deal with crises. When bad things are happening, we tend to feel out of control, at the mercy of ev


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5 Responses to Stop Worrying and Do Something



  2. Lamont Eddins says:

    I agree with you but its difficult when you hear so many different reports. The one that’s most intresting to me is in some “experts” insist we may have seen the worst of the crisis but yet the job market still continues to look bleak at best.

    Its important to be optimistic but also being realistic as well. If people can’t find jobs, then people can’t pay rent or mortgage, purchases items, etc.

    If that’s the case then the economy is still in bad situation correct?

  3. I second planting a garden. Even a few plants can make a huge difference in what you spend on food. Many vegetables are easy to grow even for beginners.

    It is great to be able to walk out into the yard and pick your own salad. You haven’t tasted brussels sprouts until you’ve grown your own, steamed them just after picking and slathered them with REAL butter. (Don’t listen to the propaganda that started when I was a child – butter is GOOD for you.)

    If you’re not into gardening offer to pay the expenses of your neighbor who is. If you don’t have much money offer to help with the weeding, planting or harvesting.

    Search for Consumer Supported Agriculture (CSA) online and you can find small farmers who will provide you with fresh produce – usually weekly.

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  5. Hilary says:

    Hooray, I just started a vegetable garden of my own! There is quite a start-up cost, at least for me because I live in an apartment and will be gardening on my balcony, so I had to buy soil, containers, seeds, etc. I think this year I will not save money, but as I get better and can reuse the supplies, I think I will. Such a great skill to have for economically turbulent times.

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