Prior to this presidential election, many of us were already stressed, regularly refreshing news sites and worrying about the future and here we are anxiously still waiting for the results.
Even though voting is technically over, our stress hasn’t magically dissipated. So, if you woke up upset this morning, know you’re not alone, there is such a thing as “post-election stress disorder” to describe the lingering anxiety we feel after an election is over—regardless of whether our candidate won.
So how do you release the stress and calm the nerves, you ask?
Here are some self-care tips you can use:
Meditate or do some breath-work
Take an online yoga/pilates
Say affirmations like:
“I am calm and at ease no matter what the results are”
“I flow with life and allow myself to be at peace”
Journal - writing is a great way to relieve stress
Go for a walk - be in nature
Book a healing session
Dance - movement is key to moving our energy
Enjoy a good yummy meal
Donate - look for causes you can support.
Watch a funny show or an uplifting one (Check out Radical Voices this Saturday, Nov 7th at 8pm Eastern on Zoom)
Create a mission statement - seek out your life’s purpose - what is something you love doing? Do it.
Here are some crystals you can use to ease stress and anxiety. You can hold these crystals in the palm of your hands or wear them as you wish.
Amethyst - This crystal provides clarity when there's confusion to the mind and helps relieve stress & anxiety.
Rose Quartz - This crystal is all about love - it transmute lower frequencies and invites in calmness, kindness, love & compassion.
Blue Lace Agate - This crystal is great to calm and soothe your nerves. Its super gentle.
Citrine - This crystal helps remove blockages and helps to invite abundance & good fortune.
Labradorite - This is a transformation crystal and helps you become the person you are meant to be. It helps to cleanse your aura from bad vibes, thoughts and/or habits.
Sodalite - This crystal helps calm the mind and prevents panic attacks. It helps stabilize your emotions.
Black Tourmaline - This crystal helps to alleviate your fears, worries, anxiety and doubts and it transforms negative energy into a higher & lighter vibration.
All this will help but you must also get honest with yourself about the behaviors that are making you feel worse. Either reduce their frequency or replace them with a soothing activity. If you are doing anything that is bringing your stress level up - kindly stop!
Instead of seeing politics through a black-or-white lens—assuming your side is right and good and their side is bad and wrong— seek to understand someone's perspective and learn their backstory. Listening to others doesn’t require revising your own beliefs—and you can still set healthy boundaries.
If all else fails light a candle and pray - yup, its that simple.
Remember to be gentle with yourself.
This is the perfect opportunity for some self-care. Bottomline: Do the things that are nurturing to your body, mind and soul.
Peace, Love & Light to you all! Caliente
P.S. Here's a quote from Mahatma Gandhi
“It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”