Help yourself during this troubled period by reading holy books.
This reading provides excellent food for the soul and conduces to great progress along the path of perfection.
By no means is it inferior to what we obtain through prayer and holy meditation. In prayer and meditation it is ourselves who speak to the Lord, while in holy reading it is God who speaks to us.
Before beginning to read, raise your mind to the Lord and implore Him to guide your mind Himself, to speak to your heart and move your will.
-- Saint Pio of Pietrelcina