Short-term volatility and turmoil in the market is nothing new - if you are investing long term it may be wise to stick with your goals. If you feel you don't have the fortitude to wait the markets out, contact your financial advisor and create a strategy to serve both your goals and emotions.
Historically, market declines are short-lived events. Of course, past performance is no guarantee of future results. Before acting in haste, check with your financial advisor or get a second opinion.
Be sure your portfolio is allocated with strategic types of investments. It can be important to stick to this strategic balance during times of volatility. It may be a good time to review your portfolio allocation.
Even experienced investors find this, if not impossible, risky and improbable to be consistent.
It can be nerve-wracking and emotionally stressful during times of market volatility, but when it's over you might end up better than before it happened. That is if you have the right strategies in place.