Fighting the Recession Blues

I have a headache. And I blame the news.

Worst Recession Since the Depression!
No End In Sight!
10,000 Foreclosures a Day!
Stimulus Package a Waste of Money!

And then there’s the tips-oriented articles:

Top 10 Ways to Save Money
Five Cheap Meals on a Budget
How To Redecorate Your Living Room Without Spending a Dime

As founder of DailyWorth, I should embrace finance tips with Suze Orman-like enthusiasm, modeling myself for readers, colleagues and friends. Truth is, I don’t want to. Truth is that I have to be dragged kicking and screaming out of Target, with my fists clenched around new curtains and two glamor mags I know I don’t need and should not be spending money on right now.

I do have one remedy to offer: a Mantra I coined a few days ago that has helped lift some of my anxiety. It goes something like this: My finances do not reflect what I’m worth.
Hope that helps. See you at Target.