How to care for yourself if you’re feeling scared or sad

If you’re feeling sad or scared there are a few things you can do to make yourself feel better! Some simple things to try include drinking plenty of water, getting lots of rest and eat balanced meals. Sometimes it helps to go for a walk and just unplug from news feeds and talk it out with a friend. If you’re having a hard time, take note of how you feel and of course, if you need it definitely seek professional help!

Key Takeaways:

  • Election day has left me drained. I’ve been sitting at my desk for the last hour, frozen in the act of trying to write this article about self-care.
  • When patients are stressed, depressed, or anxious, psychologists encourage them to work on meeting their basic physical needs.
  • For the reasons identified above, making sure to stick to a regular schedule of eating healthy foods can make a difference to your mental health.

“Tell someone how you’re feeling Friends and loved ones — a support network — are critical in times of crisis. If you’re feeling scared or anxious, let someone who cares about you know.”