With anxieties high among voters, regardless of political affiliation, many are likely to feel on edge as results come in this Election Day evening.
To help tamp down some of that angst, we've compiled some things — strictly positive — to read and admire.
All the good boys and girls
Arguably the best de-stresser of all time: good doggies and kitties.
Good news! The SPCA of Anne Arundel County always has plenty of dogs, cats and other animals looking for a forever home. Find out more (and see more photos) here.
5 techniques for relaxing
Feeling stressed? Anxious? Uncertain about the future? Baltimore hypnotherapist Carly Ptak offers five easy techniques you can use to relax. Step one: breathe.
Try some yoga
Yoga is a time-honored tradition that can do wonders for lowering stress levels. And these days, there’s plenty of unique ways to do it, even with babies! And cats, because of course.
Well, preferably when it’s not pouring rain, anyway.
That said, Anne Arundel County has some well-known and well-loved trails, including the 13.3-mile B&A Trail, the BWI Marshall Hiker-Biker Trail and others.
Follow a doctor’s advice
Capital Gazette columnist Dr. Tom Muha, a psychologist practicing in Annapolis, regularly writes about mental health and “Achieving Happiness.”
In this column, he writes that interacting with people who bring positivity into your life, engaging in playful behavior, exercising, praying or meditating can go a long way.