5 Ways to Soothe Your Election Stress Right Now

Without drinking.
IMAGE JEROME ASCAÑO

During the 2016 United States presidential elections, the American Psychological Association released tips for coping with stress. They included limiting media consumption, being proactive on a local level (like volunteering in the community), voting, and avoiding political conversations that could get heated—hard to imagine what an un-heated political conversation would look like now.

More generally speaking, tips for handling stress from the Anxiety and Depression Association include:

1. Count to 10 slowly. Count to 20 if necessary.
2. Get enough sleep.
3. Exercise regularly.
4. Maintain a positive attitude. (Good luck.)
5. Accept some things are out of your control. (Like the future.)

Be careful: Stress is the silent killer.

FromEsquire US

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