Self-Care: Election Anxiety

Life can be unpredictable and chaotic, especially these days. It is important to take time for yourself. Like most things in life, self-care is on a spectrum. It looks different for each of us. Whatever you need is what it is.

Approximately two-thirds of Americans are significantly stressed about the election according to several polls and surveys. I’ve also been feeling myself get more anxious and stressed as Election Day draws nearer. However, I’ve also been more dedicated than ever to my daily self-care: meditating, exercising, cooking, and reading.

Here are some strategies to try and cope with the anxiety or heightened stress many of us are dealing with right now:

  • Limit your media consumption, including TV news and social media. If you are going to watch the news or scroll through social media, set a timer.
  • Focus on what you can control like eating well, getting a good night’s sleep, and staying active. 
  • Schedule a virtual meetup with your friends and family to just catch up and have fun without any election talk.
  • Vote!
  • Remember that whatever happens on Election Day, life will go on.