Time to chill out
Now that it's over, many of us are suffering from a post-election hangover some experts say is a real stress disorder.
They're calling it "election season stress disorder," brought on by four straight years of politics, campaigning and talking heads which has left a majority of us somewhat shell-shocked regardless of which candidate we voted for.
Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini says we're left mending fences between friends, family and co-workers due a constant battle for and against.
"Disappointment from the election is mostly disappointment that you didn't get what you want, or what you value for the country," says Rapini. "But there a lot of different people that don't value what you want, and they want their needs met."
Rapini says it's time to repair, relax, and realize the presidential election is not the end of the world.
"The president cannot demand what happens in your family," she says. "He has nothing to with you being a faithful partner, being a wonderful parent, setting boundaries or disciplining your kids."
Rapini says it's time to congratulate the other side, then go exercise, listen to music and get back to a daily routine.
Hear the podcast with Matt Patrick and Houston's Morning News as he talks with Mary Jo Rapini: