Never tell yourself or anyone else times are tough, it is not about the times, its about you and how resillent you are. Thoughts become things, we create our own reality with our mind.
Stop shooting yourself in the foot by constantly talking about things that you don't want to happen, take note of all the times you kept thinking and talking about unpleasant events and it manifest itself. You are the one that brought it to the light of time, stop the insanity. Yes you are that powerfully, your very thoughts cause an event to occur.
Why not speak of the things you want to happen in your life, even the very thoughts of these things will put you in a good mood and assist in bringing your very desires to the light of day.
Lets conduct an experiment, from now on take stock of your negative and positive thoughts and it's cause and affects.
Please comment and let me know the result of this experiment.