ELECTION STRESS TOOLKIT

Resources to help your organization combat election stress

At Lyra, we believe HR and Benefits leaders have a unique and vital role to play in helping their colleagues navigate growing election stress. In the spirit of service, we’ve compiled various resources HR leaders can share with their teams to help them manage pre and post-election stress.

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Election Stress Toolkit

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Pre-Election Resources

3 Tips to Deal with Election Anxiety
How can you cope when you feel like election politics spinning out of control? (2 minute read)

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How to Cope with Uncertainty and Fear of the Future
When uncertainty becomes the norm, how can you cope with fear of the unknown future? (2 minute read)

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3 Ways to Beat Election Season Exhaustion 
Tips to beat the mental exhaustion brought on by the upcoming election. (2 minute read)

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A Guide to Breathing Through Stress
Deep breathing can noticeably reduce stress – here are some exercises to help you get started. (3 minute read)

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Conflict Resolution in Relationships Video
Election stress can lead to conflict with loved ones on the other side of the political spectrum. Learn how to communicate calmly. (7 minute listen)

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Practice Willingness During Uncertain Times Video
Mental health coach Emily Posselius discusses the stress that can come with uncertainty and offers ideas on how to engage with unknown circumstances. (8 minute listen)

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Current Events & Mental Health Workshop
This workshop is designed to help employees understand how current events affect your emotional wellbeing and shares tools to better manage negative feelings. (1 hour listen)

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Post Election Resources

3 Ways to Avoid Post-Election Cynicism
How to combat naturally growing cynicism around the election season. (2 minute read)

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Processing Your Feelings After the Election
No matter who you voted for, you probably have some strong feelings about the election outcome. Learn how to work through them here. (2 minute read)

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Guided Mindful Awareness Exercise – Body Scan Meditation Video
Mental Health Coach Wade Brill talks listeners through a guided mindful awareness exercise to reduce stress.  (10 minute listen)

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