It’s been a season of lots (and LOTS) of disagreement, but one thing almost all of us can probably agree on: This election season has been seriously stressful.
Today’s the day that things finally wrap up (here’s Nashville voting info, if you need it), but, spoiler alert, that doesn’t mean all that stress is going to miraculously melt away. More than a few of us are probably going to need a little (more likely a lot) of help to get the muscles unclenched and the blood pressure settled, so that we make it to Thanksgiving without permanently furrowed brows.
There are lots of different ways to de-stress, and I have my own favorites. But here, I collected some tried-and-true methods that have been backed up by scientific studies, and added in suggestions on some ways to explore them in Nashville.
Indoor kid? Odd as it may sound, apparently being around/interacting with indoor plants can have a de-stressing effect. Here’s a study. So, can’t hurt to fill up your living room with some actual living stuff, right? I’ve found that the relatively new FLWR Shop in East Nashville has a pretty good selection of cool houseplants, including cacti for those of us with not-so-green thumbs. But you can always hit the hardware store for a few leafy friends, too.
Hope some of those suggestions are helpful — if you have some no-fail stress reducers to share, I’d love to see yours too. Leave your thoughts in the comments or on the TJ Anderson Homes Facebook page.
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