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5 Ways to Cope with Whatever the Fuck This Is


Photo by: The Daily Pennsylvanian

Hey, guys, how are we holding up? Worried about the inevitable social collapse of society after the people in your home 2nd-to-3rd world country start to starve because they all live day-to-day in the informal labor sector and quarantine isn’t possible for them? Haha, me too! Happy we are all on the same page :) Well, in order to cope, I’ve been working on some self-care activities that I’m going to share with you today. Let me know in the comments if you try any of them and add some additions of your own!

1. Yoga. There’s nothing really quite like listening to Britney Spears’ Work Bitch while stretching on your bedroom floor, staring up at the popcorn ceiling imagining that you’re at Pottruck. Of course, you might find your mind wandering to the stark reality of having to live through a pandemic and depression and then begin to cry. No worries! I myself haven’t stopped sobbing since mid-March.

2. Animal Crossing. I’ll be honest. I’m just putting this here because I spent a good amount of my time having erotic thoughts about Tom Nook.

3. Watching productivity Youtube. Yes, you may be ignoring that you yourself have work to do, but watching someone else study to lo-fi feels pretty good, not gonna lie. Yes, you may fail the class. Yes, you can’t do anything about it. Anyway — two of my favorite productivity videos are here and here.

4. Petting your dog.

5. Playing Monopoly with your family. For those of you who have a family, it might help your mood to dip your toes in our upcoming anarcho-capitalist dystopia by playing some friendly matches of the board game. I myself have only lost 8 times.