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5 Ways to Manage Election Stress

Chipmunk with a USA flag and vote

It feels like the women in our circles are pretty stressed right now. We’re not talking run-of-the-mill stress; we’re talking “fate of our future” stressed. Here are five simple ways to get some essential self-care during the election season:

  1. Limit your news intake. Stay informed but avoid the endless “doom surfing.” If you have trouble steering clear of think-piece-blackholes, set a timer on your phone for 30 minutes and when the timer dings, put your phone down.
  2. Read an actual book before bed. Cut off your screens at least an hour before bed. Read a fun book, nothing too heavy. (We finally read Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic. So fun!)
  3. Snuggle your pets. No matter the outcome of the election, your pets will still be there for you. When you feel like you’re losing your grip on the already uncontrollable, put down the phone and snuggle those furry ears.
  4. Spend some time outside. This is a go-to for mindfulness because it really works. Walk the pups, garden, jog, sit on a park bench -- whatever you enjoy. When the pressure of the election spikes your anxiety, head outside for a fresh perspective. 
  5. Vote. It may seem obvious but VOTE. It is the single most important thing you can do right now and it will help your mental health to know that you exercised your power to vote.  

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