I'm cautiously optimistic that this is a temporary situation because what you put out you get back. I'm not giving up hope just yet because I'm promoting my product I made, ramping up offline web design and article writing gigs (getting a lot of flaky business owners though) and trying to secure temp work like mad. In short, I have all engines burning as I literally am fighting for my financial life after graduating from college a couple of months ago. Thank god I have relatives to stay with so rent isn't bearing down on me.
I'm not in panic mode yet because I have my mindset to keep me stable and I'm still hanging onto hope of getting out of this situation and making the money I need by the end of the month for bills and other expenses. Remaining positive and not falling to pieces helps me remain productive everyday.
And as bad as things are- they could be worse. Hopefully they won't get any worse. I'm working to make sure they don't. There are a lot of people who go to sleep every night around the world starving or live in worn torn countries. Having gratitude helps too. I'm also grateful for having knowledge and beig educated, that is knowledge is valuable to someone and will eventually make me a lot more money.
Hope that helps others going through what I'm going through now to hang in there and not give up hope or loose gratitude. I've heard some amazing success/ comeback stories here and I know I'll share mine one day also.