Trump, Clinton and election stress disorder: how to deal with your political fears?

5 election survival tips



The following tips may be helpful in reducing anxiety, relieving stress, minimising headaches, and getting you back on track for a better night's sleep.


1. Turn it off

Schedule short, "news-free" breaks to relax your body and mind, when you turn off your phone, computer, tablets, and television, at intervals throughout the day.

2. Take a break

Plan for at least 30 minutes each day to do something you love (exercise, knitting, reading, journaling, art, etc.)

3. Meditate

Learning to relax requires you to free your mind of information overload and practise mindfulness and deep breathing in a stress-free environment. Daily meditation is a great way to relax you mind and body.

4. Ban politics from conversations

By now, most people have a pretty good idea of who they are voting for, which makes it a perfect time to resume pleasurable conversations with friends, family, and co-workers.

5. Focus on what you can control

There are some things that you personally can't control and worrying about that will only make it worse. Focus on the present and make choices about what you pay attention to.

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