Here are several methods to help restore a sense of tranquillity to your life.
By TARA PARKER-POPE
Can’t concentrate? Losing sleep? Binge-eating your feelings? In a stressful year, the nation collectively Appeared to be experiencing peak anxiety last week. People-Shared stories of stress eating, clearing their calendars (who could sit through a Zoom meeting during a time like this?) and threatening to stay in bed. The’ stress has consumed -both .sides of the political aisle. A poll released by the American Psychological Association showed that 76 percent of Democrats and 67 percent of Republicans found the 2020 election to be a significant source of stress.
“We’ve had this unending momentum of a steady stream of stuff just going wrong since the beginning of March,” said the Rev. angel Kyodo Williams, a meditation teacher and author of the book “Radical Dharma.” “The groundlessness that people feel is not really something the human body was meant to sustain over long periods of time.”
While there’s nothing you can do to speed election results or a coronavirus vaccine, you do have the power to take care of yourself. Neuroscientists, psychologists and meditation experts offered advice about the big and small things you can do to calm down. Here are 10 things you can try to release anxiety, gain perspective and gird yourself for whatever comes next.