When the market’s performance is flat or taking a downward turn, our emotions can often get the best of us. Our intrinsic pull towards negative behavior and the out crying of media noise can often derail even the greatest optimist. Larry Swedrow highlights the topic of “clinical investment depression” and suggests a few ways to stay on the positive side of the mental health track. Many of his suggestions are often touted here at the Coffeehouse, particularly getting on with your life. This includes climbing mountains, fulfilling bucket lists, spending time with loved ones, and cultivating hobbies. Once you have established a sound financial and investment plan, you can then focus on the rest of life. It’s really that simple. Don’t let the depression of market volatility take the greatest joys out of life.

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