One of the things that really helps is a little funk. Or sass, or groove. Wherever you can get it. Like in music, or clothes, or humor. I'm not very funny so that's not where I get it. I guess I mostly get it from clothes or music and right now I seem to be getting it a lot from gwen stefani's new album sweet escape. More specifically, the title song, which I play on my way to work, loud. Very loud. Sometimes twice in a row. Totally fabulous. Get's me up. Inspires me. Gives me an excellent funk hit. Makes me happy. Gives me joy. And does that ever help!