1. Sigh constantly and have your coworkers guess the reason
“Okay, a hint: was I thinking of all the good times we shared, or of Mike Pence’s history of supporting discriminatory and dangerous anti-LGBT policies?”
2. Come up with creative locations to cry; after all, you’re crying several times per day!
In public, sneaking a quickie behind your parents’ backs, and turning to a customer eyes brimming with tears of sadness and regret are all valid options.
3. Think about objects in your home that are older or newer than your deceased relationship/new president-elect, and will never know the horrors of consciousness
“This stapler has outlived my romance. Our toilets were re-done before we even suspected Clinton would be beaten. Neither will ever know the pain of the prison-industrial complex under a Trump presidency or the horror of loss”
4. Cry harder from the guilt of not caring enough about your defunct relationship or the election outcome, alternately
3pm: “oh my god i’m obsessing about my ex-partner’s idiocy when there’s actual post-election violence going down i’m a terrible person”
4pm: “now i’m dishonouring the memory of our love by fixating on impending geopolitical crisis when i should be reliving all the good times”
5. Wallow in the fact that misery cannot be escaped and abandon all hope of self-care
Hey, subjecting yourself to endless self-hating media coverage of DJT takes your mind off wondering “where did we go wrong?”