It really can't hurt, can it?
When I start to get discouraged, I find it really helpful to pick up a book where I can read a page or two and remember that I'm in control of my life, and I only have myself to figure out where I want to go. These have helped me get back on track during tough times. These might not be for everyone, but I do recommend finding something to help you focus and find calm. I always think more clearly when I'm calm.