Good afternoon. Have you gotten out of bed yet? At stressful times, like, say, the end of an election season, it’s most necessary to take time to relax. When we get stressed we tend to go into shallow breaths, but a minute of deep breathing can help us relax immediately. Laugh, go ahead, and laugh at something that’s not even funny. Be kind. It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture, it can be playing with your kids or letting someone into traffic. There’s a little ‘umph’ that happens with each moment of kindness.
- Voting relieves some stress because it represents one way you can exert control over the outcome of the election. Beyond casting your own vote, you can help others place their ballots by doing things like bringing the elderly to vote or volunteering at polls.
- But you’re still probably not going to feel completely calm until the results come in—and that may make for a long night.
- Voting counts and poll numbers will be flooding in all day, and could make for an emotional roller coaster.
“Voting relieves some stress because it represents one way you can exert control over the outcome of the election.”