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Trumpaphobia anyone? Whether or not America’s newest president is in fact the harbinger of the apocalypse or just a fresh breath of politically incorrect air, remains a hotly debated matter. In fact, all over Facebook, people are unfriending each other faster than you can say “tyrant with a toupee,” leaving many on both sides of the political fence feeling betrayed, anxious, and overwhelmed.
This new political anxiety is known on the social media streets as Trumpaphobia, which often results in sleeping problems or Trumpsomnia. After a few months in office, who knows, we may even see people presenting with PTTD (post-traumatic Trump disorder).
Politics aside, it is safe to say that while most people are not truly suffering from a Trump-induced phobia, there are certainly a significant number suffering from major stress and anxiety, unrelated to presidential pains.
In fact, according to a 2012 study, the majority of Americans report unhealthy stress levels, with 1 in 5 Americans claiming their stress levels as “extremely high.” Even more alarming is just 37 percent of Americans feel they are able to manage their stress levels adequately. And all this was in 2012, before Trumpaphobia even existed!
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9. Don’t Be A Couch Potato
For those of us suffering from anxiety or Trumpaphobia, getting out of bed can be a real struggle. But the importance of exercise to help reduce stress and anxiety cannot be ignored.
However, if the idea of donning yoga pants and hitting the gym sounds about as likely to happen as Trump giving up Twitter, then start slow. Do a few yoga relaxation stretches. Take a walk around the block or bike to the store. Push your limits but don’t overwhelm yourself.
The benefits of yoga are many and can be done from the comforts of your own home. YouTube has a really great free yoga channel which teaches customized yoga poses to help overcome specific emotions, such as anxiety and grief.
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10. Do Take Action
Both Paul and Simons recommend getting involved and taking some sort of action to help ease anxiety and fight feelings of despair.
“People who feel like their lives are out of control, often benefit from just doing something,” says Paul, who takes his own advice and reaches out to local lawmakers on a regular basis now. “It has become a daily spiritual practice for me, so much so that for the first time in my life, I don’t have to look up their numbers anymore, they are in my contacts.”
Simons says he often suggests that his clients get involved in something bigger than themselves to help ease their anxiety, anger, and grief. “Start a blog, join a group, volunteer your time, giving back and taking action can be incredibly healing.”
Inadvertently or not, Trump is inspiring people all over the world to take action and unite. Unprecedented numbers of people, including Simons and Paul, along with the majority of his congregation, participated in the Women’s March on Washington D.C., held just one day after Trump’s inauguration. Those who couldn’t make the trip, were able to join sister marches held throughout the country and even the world.
When one particular marcher, Mary Mcgovern was asked how she planned to carry this energy forward into the future, she responded, “I have made a commitment that as long as Trump is in office, I am going to do one good deed a day, one act of social justice, small or big, every day.”
So if you, like millions of other Americans, are suffering from Trumpaphobia or anxiety and stress, politically induced or not, remember that you are not alone in your struggle. You are not hopelessly helpless either. Although Big Pharma would like to convince you otherwise, addictive antidepressant medications are not your only option. Coming together and uniting in purpose is a powerful antidote to anxiety. So is personal inner reflection, such as meditation and yoga. The truth is, there are many highly effective herbal remedies and lifestyle changes that you can adopt that are proven to be very useful in overcoming anxiety and stress, one intentional breath at a time.
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