How to Cope with the Post-Election Blues

us-flag-1779063_960_720.pngAre you tired of all the post-election rhetoric yet? We thought we would be free of the bickering, but social media makes it difficult to avoid those people who still feel the need to share the trending propaganda that keeps stirring the pot. Some people may feed on the negativity going around, but the message they are sending does not solve any of our world’s problems. As writers, there are many ways we can be the light in the dark during such times and spread a more positive message.

  • Find an escape in nature and write about the beauty of the current season. Get some fresh air by taking a walk on the beach or hiking a mountain. Share with others how it helps to de-stress from the madness.

  • Occupy yourself with a hobby or activity. Go fishing, skating, pick up a craft or build car models and write about how it provides a bit of therapy in your life.

  • Some families have been torn apart because of the difference of opinions. Spend more time with your family and write about how important they are to you and why others should feel the same.

  • kindness-1197351_960_720Nothing good comes from lawlessness. The people out there causing unnecessary damage are only hurting their communities. Do your part by helping your city with the real problems like helping the homeless, mentoring a troubled teen, or volunteer at schools and libraries. Write about what others can do to make a difference.

  • Everyone is at an emotional high right now. They are quick to share the memes they find without doing the proper research to find out if the information they are spreading is true. If you want to take an honest stand, do you own research of history and correct the propaganda by writing and sharing what you have discovered. Use it as an opportunity to educate.

  • The problems we are complaining about are trivial compared to what many in the world have to deal with on a daily basis. Imagine a life without clean water, a toilet, or even the use of something as simple as toilet paper. We should be so thankful to have such privileges, so use it as an opportunity to write about the many things we have to be thankful for.

We have a new leader that many deplore, but life will go on. Don’t let it dictate your life. Keep to your routine, focus on what is important, and continue to follow your dreams and goals. Live life one day at a time, continue to be kind to others, and smile. Being angry and stressed will do no good. Our President’s job is to change the nation; our jobs are to change one life at a time.


2Written by: Donna J. Sanders

Donna is a freelance writer and blogger in West Palm Beach, FL. She is the author of Ataraxia, Cardboard Signs, Devour Me and Charcoal Kisses.

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