I feel better with crisis than without it.
First of all, there isn't much of a crisis anyways; the stress levels at my job and at my husband's job are only a tad higher than usually and kids don't feel that at all. The increased VAT tax that had oh so many near-hysterical comments really hits in only at bookstores (where the added value is 16% instead of overall 3%). Since we have no big savings and no big debts, we're quite well off right now.
But there are some things that I have taken up due to crisis. The most important being ceasing to worry about my social status and career and what others think I'm supposed to do - because everybody's concerned about their own skin now, and they don't care about mine that much. So this is time-off for me, really.
Second being cooking at home. I'm a miserable cook and I know that I'll never make a fancy dinner that takes like 10 different ingredients half of which you would buy in a delicacy store, assuming you even knew how that thing looked (which I don't). But baking a fool's pie out of pre-made flour mix? Making my own pizza with a base and tuna-fish from store? Ohhhh yes. Now I don't have to compare my performance as a cook to that of professionals. Now all I have to compare is the cost, so I'm kinda winning no matter how hideous the result of my experiment is.