How Not To Lose Your Mind In Recession
On August 30, 2016, Nigeria officially entered a recession.
I was on of those people who were hoping it wouldn’t get this bad. Well, let’s just say we had hoped against hope because the crisis is deeper than we had imagined.
Recession is not just a word
Contrary to what the minister of finance said, we know that recession is not just a word. This thing is real and we are feeling the heat.
The price of everything has more than doubled, but the income of the average person is not growing. The question is, how can we minimise the adverse effects of this stressful situation on our sanity and well-being? What can we do so that we don’t lose our minds and health as we face the consequences of our past and present leaders’ actions/inaction?
Know that you are not alone
Before you start stressing and sweating over the financial crisis and how it is making live and living difficult for you, I want to encourage you to slow down and take some deep breaths. Please understand that you are not the only one who is affected by this problem. It is a national crisis that affects every Nigerian. You, me and our next door neighbours are all paying the price.