I've found that if I have something to distract me it helps to keep me from the negative thoughts. Even just having music on will distract from the deep dark.
I think your plan of reserving some tasks for the evening will help you.
Thoughts and prayers are with you,
Jon, Co-moderator for Crohn's Disease, Depression, & Celiac Disease forums
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