For those hoping Hillary Clinton would defeat newly minted President-elect Donald Trump in a bitter battle to the end of an emotionally taxing election, it is a day of mourning. Democrats watched in disbelief and tears as voting numbers came in Tuesday night, awarding Trump state win after win, turning the nation red. After Clinton conceded the election to Trump in the early hours of Wednesday morning, he took the stage with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and their families to accept the humbling honor of being named the next Commander-in-Chief of the United States.
His new position as the 45th President of the United States might not be an easy pill to swallow for some, but here’s how to deal with this crazy new reality for our country.
1. Accept that the results aren’t changing. It might take a while, but this is what has happened.
2. Invest in a nice bottle of alcohol for moments when you need to take the edge off.
3. Don’t allow yourself to live in constant fear of what hasn’t happened. One day at a time makes it all a hell of a lot less daunting.
4. Remember that we’re all in this together.
5. You can use the next four years to champion for a candidate who will have a real chance at beating Trump in 2020.
6. The law of attraction states that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. Once the dust has settled, focusing on positivity will bring nothing but good to your life.
7. You can at least look forward to Saturday Night Live having more than enough material for hilarious Presidential mocking the next four years.