The stock market continues to ride the roller coaster downward, with U.S. markets down more than 1% in the first hour of trading today. Global markets are also down, with shares in Japan falling to their lowest level in 26 years. With bad news seemingly knocking at every door, it is easy to become overwhelmed with negative news.
Yesterday, I was taking a peaceful walk through a local university, enjoying the Sunday sunshine. A few folks in their 50s or 60s were sitting on some benches. Instead of having a calm, friendly dialogue that is appropriate for a Sunday afternoon, they were nervously discussing their stocks. I continued walking, wondering how my perspective of the changing markets would be different if I were a Baby Boomer.
Needless to say, we need to keep in good spirits. Remember, young padawans, this kind of market is one that instills character! And when you’re having a really bad day, Getty Images has created an incredible, really super-duper, fabulous “moodstream” that allows you to choose what mood you are in (or the mood you want to be in), and Getty Images will create a reel of photos and videos to enhance your mood, or to help create the mood you desire. Totally fab.
Just a little mood saver for your manic Monday!