Rough assessment of my post-election self-care strategy: 40% getting my cat to do dumb/cute things, 15% commiserating with my family, 10% watching Spanish or French Netflix without subtitles (requires extra concentration so limits the mind from wandering to dark places), 5% memes, 5% going cosmic with my sewing machine, 5% wine, 5% getting take-out, 5% listening to "Chimes of Freedom", 5% dancing to "Walk It Out", 5% actually useful behavior/activism. 100% trying to be really solid for everyone, especially those who are being or feeling threatened. Next week I hope to add to this list seeing friends, cooking for people, biking a lot, and direct action.
Anyways, here is a video of my cat Bean Frijolita playing with new her crinkle-tunnel. It has broadened her tiny comfort-world; many of us could take a cue.