Tips For Dealing With All This Election Stress
If you thought the pandemic was enough to keep your stress level high this year, just add the 2020 campaign and election and then check your blood pressure.
We all kind of knew there would be nothing easy about this day, or any other days this year, but especially today and the days to come as we all g through things which have never been seen in history.
So, we are left to navigate this year of one unbelievable things one after another with no real blueprint or instructions on how to make any of it make sense. We're just trying to figure it out as we go.
We found some expert advice we thought might help you. And please don't be afraid to reach out to someone if this feel like too much for you. You are certainly not alone. Here are some tips from those experts.
Experts at SCL Health suggest, among other things, to remember the basics. Eat well, exercise and get some rest. They also suggest keeping positivity around you. And don't stay around people who can't peel themselves away from election coverage.
Psychology Today also suggests limiting your exposure to all the election coverage. They also remind you that arguing in person or online is not productive and will only add to your stress.
And Cleveland Clinic suggests you vote, so will feel proactive, remember that life goes on no matter what the outcome of the election and they remind us that no matter how much stress,we have, it won't have an impact on the situation.
There is no doubt that we are all feeling varying amounts of stress with all that is going on. Don't hesitate to reach out to a loved one or professional during these tough times.