You’ve probably noticed that modern politics tend to be divisive. TV commentators and family members argue about impeachment, health care, and climate change.
However, you may not realize how much impact this stress can have on your personal health and relationships.
Almost 40% of adults agreed that politics is causing them stress, according to a recent study by the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Between 10% and 30% said that politics had damaged their friendships, made their home lives more unpleasant, and caused them to lose sleep or feel depressed.
While engaged citizens may be necessary for a democracy, it’s important to keep the affairs of state from interfering with your personal well-being. Consider these ideas for consuming and discussing politics with less stress.