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:
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.
5. Be proactive and vote.