This year’s election has been one of the biggest and surprising elections of our time. Millions of people are tuning in to see what will happen next. It seems that no matter where you went the 2016 presidential election was a topic of conversation. Throughout this roller coaster ride, many of us have felt scared, anxious, shocked, and overwhelmed. So, now that November 8th has come and gone many are asking the question, how do I regroup after this year’s election? Here are some tips!
- Avoid social media! Post-election everyone will be expressing their opinion about the outcome. There will be plenty of information that could give you a good laugh or just change your mood. The best strategy is to stay away for a few days.
- Talk with trusted people. It’s okay to openly express your opinions and concerns with trusted individuals. However, this does not include getting into a debate or argument about who is right or wrong.
- Give back! The holiday season is just around the corner. Giving back and helping others is a good distraction. Find a cause you are passionate about and get involved.
- Practice self-care! Take time to do things for yourself. This can include reading for pleasure, taking a bath with bubbles (yay!), physical activity or the activities that put a smile on your face.
- Remember to breathe! The one thing we do most often and naturally. Sometimes we forget to really just take the time to stop and breathe. This can help calm your body down and help you remain centered when circumstances become hectic.
These are just a few tips to help you manage the stress you may be experiencing at this time.
However, these tips can work anytime you need to get back on track when life becomes overwhelming!