It's not always bad news. It's just news. Bad is what you make it. That's a judgment.
What starts off bad often turns into something good if you go with the flow.
Who knows where it will lead you: maybe down some very cool paths that you never would have discovered otherwise.
If you believe things happen for a reason, it gives life a lot more purpose. Choose to believe it.
Question the validity of your news. Is it really true or are you exaggerating it or its repercussions? Think of the worst case scenario and think about what you would do under those circumstances. Then think about the best case outcome. Visualize having the best case outcome, but know what you are going to do if the worst happens.
Don't live in denial, but don't live in your imagined apocalyptic future, either. You are right here right now. Try to stay here. Be present: you heaven and your hell are being played out in each breath you take.
Is it even YOUR news to take on? Byron Katie says something to the effect of: there are only three kinds of business: your business, other's business and God's business. Is it's not your business, stay out of it. You've got enough on your own plate.
Are you going to even remember/be thinking about this five years from now? How about a year? A month? How about a week? If you won't be, just do what needs to be done and move on. Don't overreact. Being a drama queen seldom helps anything. I should know.
"Is anybody dead? Is anybody missing a limb? Good: we can start from there."
Profoundly uttered by the Delta Airlines man to me after I caused our whole family to miss an international flight home. It all worked out in the end with minimal disruption. The same goes for my breasts.