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5 Ways to Relieve Your Election Day Stress

Experts say there are good ways to deal with Election Day stress

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    Presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaign aggressively in the final hours before election day.

    Polls have opened across America and so have the floodgates for political social media posts and non-stop news coverage. You feel your only options are to obsessively check results or dive under the covers.

    But experts say there are good ways to deal with Election Day stress. Here are five positive behaviors:

    Trump Booed Leaving New York Times

    [NATL] Trump Booed Leaving New York Times
    President Elect Donald Trump is booed as he walks through the lobby of The New York Times Building after a 75-minute meeting with Times journalists. The lobby of the Times building is open to the public, and a large crowd had gathered by the time he departed.
    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016)

    1. Do something healthy, like take a walk or talk to a friend.

    2. Reduce your exposure to news and social media. It is good to do this on Election Day and in the days following.

    3. Don't argue with others.

    4. Take a breath or practice other mindfulness exercises.

    Trump Takes Meetings at His New Jersey Golf Club

    [NATL] Trump Takes Meetings at His New Jersey Golf Club
    President-elect Trump interviewed more than a dozen candidates for his administration at his New Jersey golf club over the weekend, including Mitt Romney, Rudy Guliani, Chris Christie and Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach, who has been tough on immigration, and others.
    (Published Monday, Nov. 21, 2016)

    5. Be proactive and vote.