Something tells me we’re all a little distracted right now. (I don’t know how I know this, y’all—I think I just have extraordinary intuition.) You probably aren’t getting much done, aside from refreshing the news and Googling “Wait, what’s the point of the electoral college again?” Here’s the only productivity advice I can offer you at this moment: Try doing the simplest, most boring tasks on your list.
For instance, while I cannot write War and Peace right now, I can update my budget report and clear the 112 files on my desktop. Getting these mundane things done keeps me semi-occupied and I know that Future Me will appreciate it. See what you can do: color-code your calendar, fill out your expenses, or tackle those emails that require just a one-line response. You’ll feel better for having accomplished whatever your brain can handle during the longest week of the longest damn year.