MAKERS Women's Guide: How to Remain Positive Post-Election 2016

For many people in America, the result of this election is said to be an "unexpected tragedy," which has triggered many mixed emotions that may be difficult to deal with. But if there's anything we've learned from MAKERS and Hillary Clinton's concession speech, is that we must move forward as there is much work to be done.

Here are some ways you can stay positive and uplifted post-election. Because as Clinton said, "The best days are ahead of us."

1. Join a local support/social group
There may be things you would like to talk about but can’t, maybe because you’re at work or your family may have different views. Having a place to share your thoughts with like-minded people can elevate your mood and create a support system. There are many places like this for women like The Wing or Meetup. Click here to find local meet-up groups for women in your area.

2. Binge watch "Good Girls Revolt"
Nothing's better than watching incredible women overcome remarkable barriers. "Good Girls Revolt" is a 10-part series that illuminates the realities of journalism for women in the '60s. Back then, men were assigned all the good stories, and women did all the legwork. Put your feet up, drink some calming tea, and watch how women have prevailed to shatter glass ceilings.

3. Read "The Woman Code: 20 Powerful Keys to Unlock Your Life"
This inspiring book, written by Sophia A. Nelson, calls women to live out a powerful life code that will lead them to purposeful and successful lives. "The Woman Code" is about navigating life's challenges and interacting positively with other women. Nelson highlights how to build collaboration with women rather than competition and how to heal life's inevitable storms. This book not only calls on women to practice purpose in their lives, it shows them how to do it with grace.

4. Download this app to ease your anxiety
Meditation is said to help with stress and anxiety. Headspace is a free app that aims to make meditation more accessible with 10 short-guided meditations, a personalized progress page, and reminders to help keep you on track. So whenever you're feeling overwhelmed, or just need to clear your head, pull out your phone and start training your mind for a healthier and happier life.

6. Listen to "Survivor" by Destiny's Child
Whether you want to go for a run or you're commuting to work, blasting this classic will definitely make you feel invigorated. When you listen to this song and a new day approaches, remind yourself, "I'm not gon give up, I'm gon work harder."

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