13 Millennial Women On How They're Coping With Trump As President

A lot has changed in the months since Donald Trump was sworn into office, both on a political level and a personal one. Bustle’s State of Our Unions series looks at how millennial women's relationships with their friends, family members, and romantic partners have been affected since the 2016 election. Today's topic: millennial women on how they're coping now that Trump is president.

Between our Facebook and Twitter feeds — not to mention the news and constant push notifications — it's hard to escape hearing about what Trump is doing every second of every day. Some people are de-friending actual friends, while others are taking a break from Facebook altogether. Overall, many people seem much more stressed out than comforted by social media.

"We're constantly bombarded by the same news story told from 20 different angles, which can make it seem more critical and dire than it is," Licensed Psychologist Erika Martinez, Psy.D.* tells Bustle. "Instead, consider the sources through which you get your news. Do some make you more anxious? If so, eliminate those outlets and identify three to four reputable news sources (whether print, TV, or online) that don't trigger as much worry in you." *Editor's note: Erika Martinez, Psy.D. remains politically neutral and offers advice as a mental health professional.

In addition to consuming news more mindfully, there are many different strategies that millennial women are using to cope with Trump as president. Read on for a few techniques that people have been using, and that you might be inspired to use yourself.

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It seems like many people agree that unplugging from technology has been an effective way to cope with this administration, but so is also getting active, and engaging more.

"Find causes that you care about and participate in organizations that support them," Dr. Martinez says. "Write and call your local, state, and federal representatives. Let them know about the issues you care about and why you care. They are your representatives after all."

Nikki Leigh, love coach and host of Ready for Love Radio, has similar advice. "I highly recommend limiting your time on social media," she tells Bustle. "If you check your Facebook timeline and start complaining or commiserating, it will certainly make you feel worse."

Actions may speak louder than words, after all.