This election has been stressful.
Also, I didn’t vote in the election.
No, it’s not because I didn’t want to. It’s because as an immigrant with a green card, it was not possible. That’s hard when you’ve lived somewhere for most of your life.
Growing up in Jamaica, I literally saw political violence unfold in the streets. (I wrote about a terrible experience. CLICK HERE to read it.) To be honest, even as a child, I never wanted that kind of violence to become normal to me. I was glad when I left. (Plus I was going to be with my Mommy again.) So watching the threats of violence unfold around politics in the United States is a little bit surreal to me; like watching a movie. But it’s real.
How are YOU all dealing with this drama?
For me, I’ve had to find ways to de-stress. Unstress?
Are those even words?
If not, I still think you get my point.
But I want to share what has helped me.