I'm with Narniakid (with whom I've exchanged ideas on this topic, she's lovely, a wise head on young shoulders),do something you enjoy crafts, crosswords, sudoku,colouring in (there are so many free downloadable adult colouring in pages , that are specifically for antistress, and relaxation. I've become recently addicted to them and have printed some off, put them in a clipboard folder , got some great coloured sharpies and take them to work or do them at home . It's amazing how 10mins of colouring in can help you chill and feel good about creating something.I experimented with pastel pencils the other day and that was great. There's even watercolour pencils.
It just switches your brain to a different place for a while and drowns out the 'goblin mutterings'.
Hey , it's winter and raining, I love a good walk in the rain, especially if there's some muddy puddles to jump in. If anyone sees me they'll either put it down to menopausal madness or laugh. so hey whatever, it's free fun.
If your too knackered to read ,borrow and an audio book from your local library. It doesn't have to be some literary classic .go get a Roadl Dahl from the kids section and have a giggle. Or even 'The day my bum exploded" by Andy griffiths, yes it really does exist! or anything from "the Floods" series, (hysterical and totally nuts) bring back the inner child.
Humour always get me through most bad moments and if you can get through the moments, evenutally the hours and days will get better.
I heard a great one today, 'May your chickens all turn into Emus and kick down your dunny door" Now just visualise that scenario for a minute or two, and you just got a smile.
Take care of you,
and as a childhood friend used to say, "sending you love and warm puppies"