The New York Times gave readers advice for weathering election-related anxiety in a Tuesday evening tweet.
The outlet offered readers advice on reducing their anxiety, which included breathing techniques and advice to go on a walk, take a dip in cold water or limit screen time. The tweet came on the night of the 2022 midterm elections, with an expected tsunami of Republican victories in races nationwide. (RELATED: Enraged Biden Took Out Midterm Anger On Staffer: REPORT)
“Elections and anxiety often go hand in hand,” the tweet read. “Try breathing like a baby. Focus on expanding your belly as you breathe, which can send more oxygen to the brain.”
Elections and anxiety often go hand in hand. Here are some evidence-based strategies that can help you cope. https://t.co/Bu9Bq5AVqh pic.twitter.com/WkF7ClDpyA
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 8, 2022
“Trace the outside of your hand with your pointer finger. When you trace up, breathe in, and when you trace down, breathe out,” the tweet advised. “Even a walk around the block can offer some relief for an uneasy mind.”
The outlet may have been aiming to help their largely liberal audience cope with projected losses for Democrats: analysts are predicting that Republicans will take the House, and several blue states have tight gubernatorial races in which a Republican could win.
The NYT did not respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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