You probably also already know that this election is, well, freaking people out. Americans on both sides of the ever-growing political divide are anxious, scared, and more stressed out about politics than they have been in years, if ever.

As a wise internet meme once said, “If you don’t have a problem, then don’t worry. If you have a problem, and you can’t do anything about it, then don’t worry. If you have a problem, and you can do something about it, then don’t worry.”

Clearly this wise internet meme has never been inside a Jewish mother’s brain. This sort of logic just doesn’t apply in certain situations, such as when it feels as though the fate of a very nation is hanging in the balance. For example.

But we can’t worry about all of that now. What we can worry about it is getting through the next day or two until the polls close without losing our collective sh*t. Here are a few ideas that will help you stay as calm as possible during a tense time.

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