In the last ten days consumer confidence jumped, new home sales hit new all time high levels, the stock market flirted with 11K and the bubble bloggers went ballistic with rage. How could this be happening, they ask? The most common bubble head explanatiion: the American people are stupid. The most common bubble head reaction: anger. One need only sift through the detritus left on this website by the bubble heads to observe the rage up close. But, in the spirit of the Holiday season, we offer the bubble heads these tips suggested by the American Psychology Association:
Breathe deeply, from your diaphragm; breathing from your chest won't relax you. Picture your breath coming up from your "gut."
Slowly repeat a calm word or phrase such as "relax," "take it easy." Repeat it to yourself while breathing deeply.
Use imagery; visualize a relaxing experience, from either your memory or your imagination.
Nonstrenuous, slow yoga-like exercises can relax your muscles and make you feel much calmer.
If you wish to conduct further field studies of the bubble heads in their natural environment, you can visit the Jonestown of bubble heads: thehousingbubble2.com. Make sure you use plenty of DEET and, if offered, don't drink the Kool Aid.