I had this link shared with me this morning. After my hip shot response, My solution stay away from the f’n news all day. I opened it up and was pleasantly surprised. The young lady has some solid suggestions. Perhaps someone around here might enjoy a little election day distraction.
Whoa- today is Election Day and our cortisol is running high. I know today has the very real potential to have most of us glued to the news, maybe drinking more than a typical Tuesday night, and nesting into a space of total fear.
I’ve read a few reports that large numbers of Americans are expecting violence in the wake of the election, regardless of the outcome. I know that I have friends and family who have stocked up on gasoline and groceries prior to the election because they are concerned that America will face another scarcity attack and grocery store shelves will be empty, similar to early pandemic times.
It’s also important to acknowledge that all of this fear is intensified by our fatigue of spending the past eight months living through a global pandemic and economic recession. I do believe it’s really easy and dare I say, justified to get caught up in the chaos surrounding this election.
Nevertheless, it’s also vital to shift gears and practice some deep self care so that in the coming weeks we can be our best selves. These are my steps we can take today to truly nourish ourselves and our communities. …