Preserve your sanity; election year is here.
There’s still a long way to go before the ballot. Try not to go insane before November.
Story Pamela Hall
November 3, 2020, is still a long way away—as of the first of the year, it’s 307 days and counting. One day at a time. This year is gonna be a wild one, friends, guaranteed to be contentious as can be. It’s far too easy to get overwhelmed by all the noise and burn out before the primaries even begin. We’ve got a long road ahead of us, and the cacophony promises to grow louder and louder as the first Tuesday in November nears. Our nerves are frayed already, so if we’re not hypervigilant about protecting our mental health, they’ll be shredded long before November.
So, what do we do about it? Listen to Obama and chill. That’s the instructions the former president gave a room full of donors last November, urging everybody to “gin up about the prospect of rallying behind whoever emerges from [the primary] process and making sure we’re hitting the ground running.”
This is a marathon, not a sprint. Let’s pace ourselves. We need to be in it till the end.