5 Ways to Relax During a Nightmarish Election Period
The 2016 US presidential election and all the campaigning has taken the world by storm. This is probably one of the most polarizing elections ever. Just about anyone and everyone has an opinion and they’re ready to voice it out if you give them a chance.
On the one hand, you have Donald Trump who says things that offend thousands of people… and on the other hand, you have Hillary Clinton who has done things that have offended thousands more.
Voting for either of them seems nightmarish and most people feel that it doesn’t matter which one of them get voted. Either way, America loses.
All these opinions and debates have stressed out thousands of folks who just want a break from the hype and media. Some worry that they may vote for the wrong candidate. Others worry that the wrong candidate will end up winning.
It’s all so stressful. So, what do you do? This article will show you 5 ways to relax during this trying period. These methods work and you will not need to confirm them with Sean Hannity.
Isolate Yourself from Social Media
Social media is haywire these days with gossip, cartoons, memes, articles, etc. about the election. There is a ton of people debating each other and everybody is getting on everyone’s nerves as they try to convince each other that one candidate is better than the other.
The best thing that you can do is to log out from Facebook or whatever social media you follow until the election is over. Truth be told, you don’t really gain anything by debating with anyone on Facebook.
Many people have lost friends and even had arguments with close family members over this election. You don’t need this stress. Get away from all the drama.
Stop Watching and Reading the News
Most news outlets have their own agendas and can be very biased in their reporting. If you read and absorb all the news like a sponge, it’s inevitable that you end up getting sucked into all the hype.
Once again, if you’ve made up your mind about whom you’re going to vote for, you really do not need to keep watching the news and being stirred up emotionally. If the news stresses you out, turn it off.
Make Plans for Your Own Future
You are in control of your life. It doesn’t really matter if Trump or Hillary gets into power. Neither of them can ever help you as much as you can help yourself. Instead of fretting and worrying about them, you are better off planning your own future.
See where you can make improvements in your own life. Think of ways to increase your earnings or get in shape. Focus on the positive things that you can do to help yourself progress in life.
Once you focus on yourself and not on the two presidential candidates, you will feel much better.
Do Something Fun
If all the stress is getting you down, go on a vacation and do something fun. Or you could take up a new sport like rock climbing or CrossFit. These new interests will take your mind off the elections because now you’ll have new things to do.
One of the best ways to de-stress is to meditate and clear your mind. You could try yoga too. Being aware of your breathing and controlling your thoughts will help you keep your emotions in check.
Last but not least, take politics with a pinch of salt and don’t feel like the people in power have total control over your life. They don’t. You control your life and you can decide to be happy and not let all the drama affect you.
“Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.” – Nikita Khrushchev