PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — From elation to devastation. Reactions to the presidential election vary depending on which candidate you supported. So how do we move forward following a race that many say divided a nation?
If the presidential election didn’t go your way, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone and the result is not personal. That’s according to Frank Farley, a professor of psychological studies at Temple University.READ MORE: 17-Year-Old Latif Williams Turns Self In For Alleged Murder Of Temple Student Samuel Collington
“It doesn’t help to go on endlessly kvetching over this result, stressing out over it,” Farley said. “That maybe be helpful perhaps in the short period of time.”READ MORE: Off-Duty Police Officer Shot Multiple Times In North Philadelphia, Police Say
Farley says to try to turn those negative feelings into action.
“And in psychology we often say, ‘no shoulda, coulda, woulda.’ Look to the future. Change the world,” he said. “We do it all the time and we can do it in this case.”MORE NEWS: Jayson Tatum Leads Celtics Past 76ers, 88-87
He also suggests avoiding excessive news coverage and social media.