Congratulations! Barring some sort of tear in the time-space continuum, you're reading this with the knowledge that you've survived the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency (a phrase I will never get used to typing). Despite any elaborate fantasies you may have had about hibernating until the next presidential election or the ghost of Franklin D. Roosevelt swooping in to save America from itself, you made it through without actually having a mental breakdown — a frankly commendable achievement. Now you just have to get through the next 100 days similarly intact, then keep that up until suddenly, it's November 2020 and Beyoncé has been elected president.
The 100-day milestone was first created by Roosevelt during one of his famous Fireside Chats. Although he was referring to a special Congressional session held that year, it eventually came to mean the first days of a presidency. Today, we still use the date as an indicator of how a president's administration is going in its early stages — you've probably heard that Trump's hasn't accomplished nearly as much as conservatives hoped. Despite a flurry of executive orders, Politico describes his policy achievements as "modest," and of the 10 pieces of legislation lined out in his 100-day "Contract with the American Voter," none have been passed so far.
That being said, he's still in the Oval Office for the foreseeable future. Although they were tough, we've got the first 100 days under our belt; the next 100 days are likely going to be similarly rough, but we've got this. Just think of how much we've accomplished so far by resisting and persisting. Now seems like a good time to stock up on some coping mechanisms not only for the upcoming 100 days, but the 100 days after that, and the 100 after that, and on and on until the next election. Here are nine to start: