We have ALWAYS had downturns in the economy – it’s the natural cycle of how things work, and economies usually do recover as part of that cycle. The ebb and flow of your own career may be in line with the general economy, but sometimes it can just be completely unrelated – and your income may be affected when you least expect it.
Instead of dwelling on what might or might not be, or thinking about losses, always try to plan for the worst case scenario, even when you’re doing well. It is fairly common knowledge that, even in times of economic stress, people should always make time and put aside money for things that will either educate them on how to survive the crisis, as well as those things that would take their mind temporarily off of what is wrong in the world.
So when things are slow, don’t despair – if you have put aside money wisely, you’ll be able to take advantage of this time to educate and train yourself in other talents. Take classes, either online or in person. Then, when the economy – whether nationally or personally – recovers, you’ll be prepared with even more tools in your arsenal.