As the stock market took another major plunge today, dipping below the 7000 mark, everyone is wondering when we’ll reach the bottom. Fear seems to be the predominant emotion these days with the falling stock market, falling real estate values, rising unemployment rates and reduced confidence in our government. Our human instincts seek control, understanding, and resolution in response to our fears, but as it relates to the above issues we are powerless. We do have power over our response, how much media coverage we consume, what we do with our emotions, and how we manage our well-being. Take control over what you can and let go of the rest. Power comes not just from action, but from reaction. What has been your reaction and how has it helped or hurt your situation? Make a change in your response to stress instead of trying to control the stressor. Change you instead of fixating on changing the circumstances that we can’t control. Change yourself today rather than fearing the direction of tomorrow.
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