13 Things Mentally Strong People Do When Their Candidate Loses

  • You can throw a pity party and wish things were different, but that’s a waste of time and doesn’t do you any good
  • “Just putting a label to those emotions reduces the intensity of them, you start to feel better almost instantly” — Amy Morin
  • Just because things will be different, it doesn’t mean things will be worse
  • Studies show that watching the evening news can elevate your stress levels
  • Limit your media time to 30 minutes
  • There’s a big difference between emotional support and commiserating
  • “It’s not really all that healthy for us to just sit around and talk about how horrible life is” — Amy Morin
  • The more we worry about things we can’t control, the more anxious we become
  • “You’re not changing anyone’s opinion. You’re just wasting your time and your energy.” — Amy Morin
  • Avoid reaching for alcohol or sweets
  • Try doing yoga, spending time with loved ones, or other healthy ways of coping
  • If you find yourself focusing on something negative, get up and go do something different (cleaning your room, go for a walk, call a friend to catch up, etc.)
  • It’s okay to spend time worrying, the key, however, is to be able to contain it
  • Be kind to your neighbor
  • Send a thank you letter to a friend
  • Do some community service
  • Make your partner laugh

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