“I think this election is getting to me.” I heard that in nearly every client call in the weeks between Columbus Day and November 8th. I lead marketing calls that bring together stakeholders, implementers, and myself as strategist. They’re productive, no matter what. But, in October, we snapped at each other. We even bit a few heads off. Uncommonly, the frustration was palpable. I thought we were all just exhausted. This election cycle had become the nightly air raid siren as we turned out the lights, and the bizarre laughter that woke us to stare in disbelief at the morning news. We were all tuned in, amped up, and worn out.