The way you think determines your attitude. Your reactions to the situations you are presented with can determine how the outcome plays out. The media is bringing a lot of negative attention to the current economy and the recession. Like any issue that you face this recession is a large speedbump that you must get over. The more postively that you think about the situation the easier it will be to conquer the negative. Think about this as a time to work on the things that you need and want. This is a time to catch up to all the people you have envied and who have been ahead of you. Set goals, live up to them, adapt with the times, change the ways you think and don't just think about ideas act on them!
I found this article to be very interesting and empowering. Its Not the Recession, It's Your Reaction