Mentholatum ointment (or Vicks) repel mosquitoes more safely than DEET. This is one I will try, especially around the ankles where the mosquitoes always seem to attack. (Definitely worth a try since I'm a mosquito magnet.
Never underestimate the therapeutic power of driving and listening to very loud music. Music is so much a part of my life now. I grew up with family members who played instruments and I use it to change my mood any time I am down.