The true source of election stress…
Many people are sharing their “election stress” experience. To manage this stress, we must first identify the source. It’s coming from the attachment to each candidate and the fear of what happens if their candidate doesn’t win. But, we must ask ourselves another question. What will happen if our candidate wins? If you are an average American, how much is it going to change your life immediately? The reality is – not much. Review the following facts.
1. The election result is not going to dramatically change your life immediately
Over the next few days, weeks or even months, nothing much will change. The major reforms any candidate wants to bring to the country will take years to take place and significantly change your life. The same is true even if the status quo continues. The point here is that nothing is going to change overnight either way. So, you have time to adjust to whatever happens on election day.
2. Your worry and anxiety doesn’t help your candidate win, but it definitely causes you stress
If you are an average American, you probably do not have much to say in this election except casting your vote. Otherwise, what else can you do? Maybe donate some money. Maybe campaign for your candidate. Other than that, there is nothing much that you can do about the election.. Then why worry? Your worry and anxiety are not going to change anything. It just causes you stress.
3. To a large extent, your destiny depends on the conscious choices you make in life rather than who wins the election
Millions voted for the previous presidents. If that was supposed to change our lives dramatically, by now all of us would have been very happy and very rich. That didn’t happen, right? The real way to succeed in life is to consciously choose your thoughts and deeds, which will give you the power to change your destiny.
4. Exercise your conscious will and avoid being drawn into the media sensationalism
Many bad things happened in the history of this world. A majority of the world still survived them right? So, we will survive this also. The media always projects news as if the world is falling apart and the world is coming to an end. It’s their job to do so and make the news sensational and grab people’s attention. That improves their viewership and so their revenue. Don’t fall for the media sensationalism. Do your best to exercise your conscious will and avoid being drawn into the wave of negative news.
5. Practice even-mindedness
Learn to take any and all news with even-mindedness. The key to protecting your peace of mind in this crazy election cycle is to practice even-mindedness. Even-mindedness means viewing all news and information with a sense of calm, with a sense of total acceptance and with the following attitude, ‘I don’t mind whatever happens.’ Thus you will remain unruffled no matter what the election results are.
6. Move on, march forward and never look back
Once the election is over, move on swiftly with your job, business, or other activities. At the end of the day, that is what is important. No one is worrying about your life. Nobody is going out of their way to help you. Then why do you worry about this so much?
7. Stay away from quarrels
Do not argue with your friends, colleagues and other people around you and cause yourself stress. When you argue and say unkind things to people around you, later you are going to regret it. Continue life as you enjoy it. You always have a choice about what you want to do with your time and energy. Enjoy every moment of your life. The more you exercise this choice, the less the external events are going to affect you and the less stressed you will be.