Yes, it happened...on the 24th June 2016 the UK population voted to leave the European Union. Almost instantly the value of the pound dropped, David Cameron announced he will be stepping down and the future of the UK was questioned.
(For those who voted to leave the EU, it would be great to hear from you in the comments section... this post however holds the result as bad news. )
Here are 3 tips on how to handle bad news well:
1) Think of the positives.
It is very easy to drown yourself in the negatives that come along with bad news, you begin to consider worst case scenarios and don't give the positives enough room to shine through. Now that we have left the EU, what benefits do we actually get from it, how is the UK better off?
2) Make the best out of the situation
Heartbreak and hurt can cloud your vision and your rationale. It will be very beneficial if you worked on making the best out of the situation. Yes we are out of the EU but what sort of deal can we make with the EU that will reduce the negative effects leaving may have on television nation. Conversations go a long way.
3) Don't cry over spilled milk for too long
Agreed, easier said than done; the honest truth is, after its been done there is no reversing the situation. Crying over the decision will not revoke it nor will it help find solutions. Better you cry quickly, dry your eyes and proceed to points 1 and 2 above.
I'm sure there are plenty more things you can do....have any suggestions comment below.
As worried as I am for the future of the UK, there is nothing I can do about the decision anymore.. Let's make the best of of what we have.