Election-Stress Disorder. I Want to Crawl into a Cave
Less than three weeks — that’s all that’s left until Election Day. But meanwhile, if the stress of it all has got you feeling like you just want to crawl into a cave, good news! You can do it AND in style!
Hotels.com is offering a rental in a New Mexico man-made cave 50’ below ground outfitted with a bed, couch, and seemingly all the accouterments of an actual — i.e. above ground — hotel room.
According to the Hotels.com website, there’s even a special election rate for this man-made cave built 50 feet below ground for a five-night stay at an “Abraham Lincoln-inspired presidential rate of just $5 a night.”
And it comes with a complimentary continental breakfast and free WiFi!
Now, the fact that many of us (all of us?) are feeling some level of election-related stress should come as no surprise. It’s been a tough four years and an even tougher (make that terrible) 2020. So, wanting to “get away from it all” and crawl into a cave makes perfect sense to even bug-and-claustrophobic me.
And did you know that election-related stress is a thing?
According to an article I read at health.com, it can disrupt your usual routine and activities. It can cause you to struggle with sleep and focus. And no surprise, it can make you hyper-vigilant about the news, constantly checking your phone and computer for news alerts.
The Result? Experts say election stress can make you cranky, irritable, and anxious. It can make you want to crawl under a rock … or into a fancy cave until the November 3rd election is over!
But Karen, I can’t believe anyone is offering a cave; a cave — and its resident bats — is where COVID-19 came from! I will stay above ground for now!
It’s definitely a batty idea!
But if you want to hide in a cave to get away from it all, is nonstop wifi a good idea? Of course, how long could many of us last no wifi?
It’s indeed a contradiction! Maybe getting away from it all has its limits.