In the aftermath of the election of President Donald Trump, some Americans have become so concerned about the fate of the nation that they have turned to a few simple suggestions.1.
Take a step back and ask yourself whether the stakes are too high for you.
If so, you may be better off avoiding politics altogether.2.
If you have a strong opinion about politics, get a sense of what is at stake.
Then ask yourself, if I had that opinion now, what would my response be?3.
Stop obsessing over what happens in Washington.
Ask yourself, what are the bigger issues facing the country?4.
Get a sense for the problems that the country faces.
Consider, for example, how the economy, jobs, education, climate, healthcare, energy, foreign policy and others are all affected by the presidency.5.
Learn more about the people and issues you care about.
Find out how they feel about things and what they are doing to change the world.6.
Become more active and involved in your local community.
Find your friends and find your voice.7.
Learn about the problems the country is facing and then work to solve them.8.
Become aware of the ways the government is failing people and communities.
Consider how you can help.9.
Listen to your conscience.
Find some ways to help.10.
Make a list of the things that matter to you.
Consider the ways you can improve.