What to Do if the Election Doesn’t Go Your Way

Do. Not. Panic.

By: Laurel Pantin

If there’s one thing we’ve learned this election cycle, it’s that you should expect the unexpected. Never would we have predicted things would get quite as crazy as they have, or that the possibility for total heartbreaking disaster would be as real as it is. But it is what it is, and we, like the candidates, must accept the results of the election, even if we really don’t want to.

So just in case, here’s our complete guide for dealing with the worst possible scenario, and subsequently picking ourselves back up again.

 

Drink

 

First things first, pour yourself a drink. We’re going to go with the After The Rain from Fat City Blues, because, well, we’re depressed. Or, if you’re looking for a quicker way to drown your sorrows, consider the humble tequila shot, favored by Team Coveteur.

 

Wallow & Weep

 

Then, get comfy. Really comfy. Our favorite way is to throw on a pair of White + Warren cashmere leggings (literal heaven), but do whatever it takes for you to get to a place of calm relaxation. Remember, you’re in the wallowing phase. We have to say, though, this star-embroidered cashmere onesie might be the first step back toward sanity…

 

Next, cry it out. Watch The Notebook, or read Me Before You. Listen to anything by Bon Iver, or “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele (we *could* have had it all, you guys). Let it out. Let it allll out. Then read our guide to see how to look like you haven’t actually spent the previous night sobbing for the sake of our nation.

 

 

Move On

 

Feel better? No? Then come Wednesday morning you’re going to need to watch the above video so you can remind yourself that no matter what happens, there’s endless joy and beauty in this world. Because if two grown men dressed in fabulous costumes made out of Hello Kitty accessories lip-synching to “Roar” doesn’t make you feel like anything is possible, we don’t know what will. You can also pull this one out of the bag literally anytime you need cheering up, because never, ever in the history of television has there been a more uplifting one minute and 37 seconds of footage. Katya and Kennedy, if you’re reading this, call us. We love you.

If all else fails, you can always move to Canada.

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