1. Voiceover yourself well
Fix your attitude with the help Don LaFontaine, THE movie voice. Intone the first line of the movie trailer of your life to show how - in a one-minute montage - any problem can be solved.
"In a world where the early bird gets the worm - one man is late."
Problems with work (for me, lab equipment).
"In a world where nothing goes right - they pissed off the wrong man."
2. Pirate Psychology
My friend Evil Dave maintains that it is impossible to remain depressed while speaking like a pirate for 15 minutes. I've tried this strategy through pennilessness and hospitalisation, and he is correct.
3. Music Boosting.
Music is the most subjective subject there is, where one mans Bach is anothers Slipknot - but anyone who can stay in a bad mood while listening to "Ghostbusters" or "Take on Me" is someone I want to be unhappy.