This continued stress and uncertainty about the future (both personal and national) are taking its toll. However, as often happens in times like these, some pieces of pop culture have emerged to make me feel, if not quite better, then at least not as alone. Jason Robert Brown, the composer-lyricist for shows such as Parade and Songs for a New World, wrote and debuted "Hope" the day after the election. What I find particularly helpful about the song is that it doesn't end with a cheery, "everything is going to be okay" platitude. Instead, Brown, as he often does in his musicals, acknowledges the difficulty of the situation while also reminding us that "the work begins."
If you want something a little more angry and still politically charged, there's also Brown's biting "A Song About Your Gun," which he wrote in response to the Orlando shooting. It mixes a very catchy tune with some biting lyrics, and for me, it makes an effective "get up and do something productive about this mess we are in" anthem.