20 Ways to Distract Yourself while Waiting for the 2020 Election Results

In no particular order.


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Bonus points if it’s loud, or if you can dance to it.


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Unless you’re going to journal about watching that red and blue map. Don’t do that.

Read a Book

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Preferably not a thriller or a dystopian, though. You don’t need more anxiety in your life.


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Not the political ones. Go for something entertaining, like Serial, if you’re into that.

Watch TV

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If you’re into This Is Us, there are new episodes now. Crying is a good distraction.


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If you do something that involves balance, like yoga or squats, it will keep your brain even more occupied. An added plus: You can do this one while listening to music or podcasts, or watching TV.

Make Art

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Painting is my favorite de-stressor. This is another one that can be combined with listening to music.

Play Video Games

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Just as frustrating, but at least it’s not real.


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It takes focus to get all those measurements right.


(I don’t mean this ^ kind of vine, but it’s prettier than the Vine logo.)
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There are hundreds of Vine compilations on YouTube. Laughter is good for you.

Go Through Your Emails

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There are thousands of unreads sitting in the inbox, aren’t there?

Start a Blog

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You have lots of thoughts to share. The internet has lots of people ready to hear them.


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In addition to filling your time, this can be very calming.


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Folding takes forever, so this will give you plenty of distraction time.


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Also known as rage cleaning. Listen to music or podcasts for maximum distraction. Then you get to have a clean home, too.


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If you can.


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I didn’t say this was a list of healthy distractions.


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If you don’t have your own cat to snuggle with, or a friend’s to borrow, watching funny cat videos on the internet can work, too.


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Also very cool, even though they’re not as much a source of laughs as cats are. But if your heart doesn’t melt when you see a fluffy puppy, you’re lying.


Do you live in a state where you can own a kangaroo? Find out here:

(I don’t know if this is true, and I’m not going to fact check it, sorry.)


  1. Hahaha! In other words, anything else! Coincidentally, I just heard this about the kangaroos today so I think it’s true. I hope you are doing well!

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