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Is the election stressing you out?

November 2 is National Stress Awareness Day, which is fitting because 52 percent of adults say the election is stressing them the hell out. Women are far more likely to complain about election day stress than men, and Republicans say the election is more stressful than Democrats by four percentage points. Some people are saying the stress is manufactured by the media, others aren't even concerned. How are you feeling? Vote below! 😥

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A new survey from the American Psychological Association indicates the 2016 election is the most stressful campaign in recent history, and offered a few tips to help cope with so-called election stress:

  • If the 24-hour news cycle of claims and counterclaims from the candidates is causing you stress, limit your media consumption. Read just enough to stay informed. Turn off the newsfeed or take a digital break. Take some time for yourself, go for a walk, or spend time with friends and family doing things that you enjoy.
  • Stress and anxiety about what might happen is not productive. Channel your concerns to make a positive difference on issues you care about. Consider volunteering in your community, advocating for an issue you support or joining a local group. Remember that in addition to the presidential election, there are state and local elections taking place in many parts of the country, providing more opportunities for civic involvement.
  • Whatever happens on Nov. 8, life will go on. Our political system and the three branches of government mean that we can expect a significant degree of stability immediately after a major transition of government. Avoid catastrophizing, and maintain a balanced perspective.
  • Vote. In a democracy, a citizen’s voice does matter. By voting, you will hopefully feel you are taking a proactive step and participating in what for many has been a stressful election cycle. Find balanced information to learn about all the candidates and issues on your ballot (not just the presidential race), make informed decisions and wear your “I voted” sticker with pride.
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Turns out the youngs are just as stressed as the olds, whereas Gen Xers are pretty chill about everything.

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Some folks think all of this is manufactured by the media. It's just democracy, folks!

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Other folks have found the unconventional election cycle to be pretty damn amusing. It's not stressful, it's entertainment!

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Other people have resorted to stress eating.

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And even more are just sitting in their own stomach acid.

FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Is the election stressing you out?
A festive crown for the winner
#StressedByElection
#JustTheElectionNBD