Start your day, every day, by thinking a little bit bigger. Not life-altering "shoulds" - just little chunks of information that could slowly shift your perspective away from the (as Ben Zander says) "negative spiral."
I do this by watching a TED talk, most every morning. Yup, each day I intend to let some good information in. I like to see/hear what someone is doing with their energy, passion and interest.
Last year at the SXSW conference (see you there next March, yes???) I took this picture after June spoke on behalf of the TED mission. Quick, after you read this, find a 3-6 minute talk at www.TED.com and watch it now!
I recommend the one by Sunni Brown ... On the importance of doodling during meetings!