2. Save with your consumption
Another way to do this is to make sure that you will be spending less for the household. You can do this by cutting expenses that are not necessary like in luxury items such as clothes, entertainment, trips. If you don't need it, don't buy it. Only purchase the items that you know you will be using.
You should also save with your consumption of electricity, gas and water as these are areas that you may not notice you are overbudgeting but usually you are. For instance, ironing clothes piece by piece and not by bulk consumes more electricity. The same goes with leaving the door open when the airconditioning unit is turned on. Always make sure that you turn off the TV after watching it or to be sure, purchase a unit that has a programmable on and off button that you can use. There are also airconditioning models and heaters that you can buy that have this feature.
3. Don’t panic
Economic recession as mentioned to you is a cycle and usually it will have an end. There is no need to feel panicky and feel that all hope is already lost. The more that you feel the panic, the more problems you will have because panic can make you do things without thinking about it or make you so nervous you will be mentally blocked out. So just ride the waves and go with the flow. You'll never even feel that it's there.