This has been a particularly stressful election day, loaded with worries about people and policies that will strongly impact our culture, from legalization to immigration and everything in between. For many, it’s resulted in arguments, worrying, de-friending and a whole lot of anxiety over whether ______ (candidate you’re not voting for) gets voted in to office and ruins everything.
This is how the internet feels right now. Ouch.
No matter what happens this election day, just like all the ones in the past, you still need to get through your day, and the next, and the next… It can be really draining under all the tension that many of us are carrying around right now. While we can’t change who gets elected, we can help you make the best of a stressful time with some practical self care tips!
Try some, or all! I wish you all a healthy, peaceful election day.
How to Feel Better This Election Day
This is our #1 suggestion for a good reason! Going for a walk in a park or on a trail is a great way to burn off stress, and clear your mind. Watching Election Day tweets minute by minute is just going to stress you out from all the regurgitated drama.
Eat Something Healthy and Delicious
You heard us right: don’t skip on the delicious part. Nourish your body and senses with foods that will carry you through your Election Day, and give you something to look forward to on your breaks!
Stretching helps your blood circulation, and helps you avoid those nasty headaches that comes when
I don’t get off my butt people spend too much time sitting down, especially at work. Get away from the Election Day news for just a bit, and step into life.
Drink Tea (We have just the thing here!)
Tea is a great way to slow down and reconnect with yourself. It’s warm and comforting, and feels like a hug in a mug. Try our Hemptealicious Tea for some extra relaxation powers.
Write Down Your Feelings
Writing is a great way to get clear when there’s a million thoughts running around in your head.
Spend Time With Friends
Our friends are there to offer different perspectives, and to remind us that we have a lot to be thankful for. If you’re still looking for the right people to connect with, check out a Meetup and find some awesome new people who share your interests! I bet you’re not the only one dreaming of an Election Day hike or bike ride.
Enjoy the Simple Things
What ordinary, simple activities do you do, just to enjoy being with yourself? For some, it’s baking, or rock climbing, gardening, or going for a run… Whatever it is, take time to enjoy it today, even if it’s just for a little while.
Remember that no matter what happens tonight, we’re all still in this together. Let’s hold some space for love and compassion for everyone, no matter how they voted… especially ourselves.