Tomorrow is election day here in the US. I know. You had no idea. I am the very first person you are hearing this from. THIS IS BRAND NEW INFORMATION.
Let’s address the elephant/donkey in the room, eh?
It’s going to be a mess.
No matter what the results are or how it all unfolds. As divided as things seem to be, I think we can all agree on that.
Allowing ourselves to get sucked into the whirlpool of fear and anxiety won’t change the outcomes, and will keep us from stepping into our power.
And we need your power, babe.
So here are some tips for keeping yourself as grounded as possible tomorrow (and really every day). Tag me on social media if you put one of these into practice! I’m cheering you on!
And PS: No matter what your opinions are or how different from mine they may be, I love you. And I believe in what we can do together, election day results aside.
1.Decide how much time you’ll spend consuming media, and stick to it.
Delete some apps, unplug your WiFi, put your phone on airplane mode, put it on a sticky note, whatever. Just set some boundaries and keep them so you don’t get sucked into the vortex of election day media. I love the app “Moment” to help me stay accountable.
2.Love yourself enough to prioritize YOU first.
Do something for yourself first thing before touching your phone, turning on the TV, or reading the paper (do people still do that?).
3.Find a mundane task and do it suuuuper slowly.
Like, make taking out the trash a whole experience. Notice the muscles that fire up in your legs. How do the wheels sound as they scrape the pavement? See how slowly you can walk back up to your door.
4.Commit to moving your body and make a plan so it gets done.
It doesn’t need to be fast or intense or look a certain way. Allow your emotions to move through and with you. Outside if possible.
5.Drink. More. Water.
We tend to overlook this when feeling stressed or anxious, and instead gravitate towards caffeine, sugar, and alcohol for the rush of the feel-good chemicals. Make hydration a focus.
6.Rewatch a favorite movie or TV series.
Predicability in unpredicatable times is nice. Your lizard brain will be happy and it will help keep you from wanting to check the news.
7. Use your essential oils.
Anything you’re drawn to is perfect, but some of my favorites include: Frankincense, Adaptiv, Ylang Ylang, and Sandalwood. You might also want to check out this post I wrote on essential oils for grief and letting go.
Sending you peace and light.