At times in our lives we hit rough roads. They jar our senses and our sensibilities. Peaks and valleys are just facts of life. When we hit those difficult times, it's best to stay away from vultures. They smell an open wound and thirst for blood.
The best thing to do during low points is to make a beeline directly toward the activities and people who bring you joy. For me, it's playing music with fun spirited people and sharing our joy with an appreciative audience. Next to that is tinkering in my little shop making funky little musical instruments. Next to that is the joy of hearing someone play one of those funky little instruments better than I could ever hope to be able to play.
In the midst of all of that, I always think "you need to be doing more of this." No vulture can reach into that space. They are rendered completely harmless.
So, when you hit those low places, make a beeline directly to whatever activities and people bring you joy. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Collect the joy that is yours. It's vulture proof.