**This is part 5 of our series on “Election Stress Disorder”**
A whole lot of people are turning-off and tuning-out.
Some took the day off of work to head outside and stay far away from all things electronic.
My 19-year old daughter deleted the top social media apps off of her phone for the week, while my husband turned off all social media and news outlet notifications.
Others are simply drowning distractions by hitting the “mute” button on every social media outlet and for all notifications in the settings on their devices. Since that can take a bit of time, other people opt for apps like Freedom, Dewo, FocusMe, and LeechBlock. Each of these work in similar ways — letting you turn off distractions for a specific amount of time, or automatically creating “do not disturb” notices across your devices.