I find when I am feeling anxious or depression, or sad as I call it, sometimes I just sit in total silence feeling miserable. I don't watch TV so I don't have that as a distraction or for company and an empty day can feel ever worse. I don't listen to music because it's too much effort to choose a CD tha fits my mood.
So I have rediscoved radio, you can just stick it on in the background and I find myself laughing at the silly jokes or singing along to songs I haven't heard for years. If you are looking for a pleasant distraction give the radio a go!
I'm listening to Radio2 as I type x