7 Ways to Keep Your Anxiety Levels Down on Inauguration Day

Lindsey Metrus

The 57th inaugural ceremony, which ushered in President Obama's second term, was met with hope, a word that famously represented his first presidential campaign. Standing on the steps of Capitol Hill, this line from our 44th president was met with roaring applause: "My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it—so long as we seize it together."

Tomorrow marks our nation's 58th inaugural ceremony, but much of the internet's buzz reflects feelings of fear and uncertainty rather than a burgeoning sense of, well, hope.

Regardless of your views on the upcoming presidential term, tomorrow's event is lending itself to increased anxieties and stress levels across the globe, in a number of different contexts. So to prepare for the emotional roller coaster we're sure to ride in the next 24 hours, we've put together some of our favorite tips to stay zen amid the political clamor. Namaste.

What do you do to de-stress? Share with us (please!) in the comments.

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