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Election NYC: What to do to shake off your Trump-induced slump

You are tired, your head hurts, you are dehydrated. Maybe you saw somebody crying on the subway. Maybe you cried on the subway.

New York City was in the grips of an epic election hangover Wednesday, even though its voters declined to partake in the Donald Trump bender that a huge swath of the nation went on Tuesday night. The outcome is not the one city voters wanted — except for those on Staten Island, anyway.

But you still woke up in the greatest city in the world. If you need some self-care today, New York City offers plenty of activities to help you cheer up.

Go see a Broadway show

Play tourist for the day and hit up
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Play tourist for the day and hit up the TKTS booth for discounted tickets to see a Broadway musical or play. Laugh your way through a comedy. Let a tragedy give you cover for sobbing in the dark.

Play 'Hamilton' on repeat

You probably can't afford tickets to this specific
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You probably can't afford tickets to this specific musical, but you can let its soundtrack comfort you with its story of a poor immigrant who rises above his circumstances to become a founding father. Sing along when Angelica proclaims: "You want a revolution? I want a revelation. So listen to my declaration: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.' And when I meet Thomas Jefferson, I'm 'a compel him to include women in the sequel!" We won't tell anyone if you're off-key.

Have a cookie

Head to Schmakary's in midtown for a cookie
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Head to Schmakary's in midtown for a cookie -- there's plenty of seasonal options, like the Thanksgiving-themed candied yam and the sweet corn cookies. You might want to avoid their classic funfetti flavor if it is to remind you of the confetti that did not fall on your chosen candidate last night.

Go to one of the city's dog runs

Stop watching CNN and start watching dogs run
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Stop watching CNN and start watching dogs run around one of the city's dog runs. Among your options: the Carl Schurz Park Dog Run near Gracie Mansion at East 86th Street on the East River; the Adam Yach Park Dog Run in Brooklyn Heights at Columbia Place and State Street, and the Tompkins Square Park Dog Run in the East Village.

Or visit a cat cafe

Maybe you're more of a cat person. Cuddle
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Maybe you're more of a cat person. Cuddle up with a feisty feline at Koneko, where an hour of cat-time will set you back $15. It's in Brooklyn at 26 Clinton St.

Go for a scenic run

Exercise is a proven mood lifter, as is
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Exercise is a proven mood lifter, as is being outside. Combine them with a run through Central Park, pictured. If Manhattan's a schlep for you, go to Prospect Park or the boardwalk along Rockaway Beach.

Catch a free comedy show

You have got to laugh to keep from
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You have got to laugh to keep from crying, so check out one of these free comedy shows.

Start thinking about the next election

For political junkies, the conventional wisdom is that
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For political junkies, the conventional wisdom is that the 2017 New York City mayoral race begins now. So start coming up with funny tweets about #deblasiosnewyork and draft your Twitter hot takes accordingly.

Distract yourself by baking

If you are overwhelmed by nervous energy that
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If you are overwhelmed by nervous energy that has tempted you to post a screed on social media, busy your hands by baking. You will be rewarded with something to stress eat, like these pumpkin doughnuts one amNY.com employee decided to bake early this morning when the election night adrenaline wouldn't wear off long enough to let her sleep.

Start drinking

It's 5 o'clock somewhere, but it doesn't even
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It's 5 o'clock somewhere, but it doesn't even have to be 5 o'clock to partake in happy hour at some of the city's bars -- here's a list of places where drink deals start early.

Better yet, drink like a European

If you promised to leave the country but
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If you promised to leave the country but you can't actually afford it, just drink like you have left the country by sipping a European-inspired aperitif.

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