How to Deal With Election Anxiety
Americans say this year’s election is already a big source of stress and we’ve still got over two weeks to go. So here are three quick tips from a therapist on how to help manage those feelings: Limit your social media time. Facebook will be loaded with political posts for the next two weeks. So if you feel yourself getting angry or overwhelmed, log off. Also, agree to disagree. Especially if you’re arguing in person, or with someone you live with. At some point, you just have to move on. Remember that everyone’s allowed to have an opinion, even if you think they’re nuts. Take time each day for more calming activities like going on walks or reading a book. Talking or thinking about politics isn’t a very relaxing activity. For most people it’s the opposite, so make sure you balance things out!