It goes back to the perspective thing. It is more than a mental exercise, it is physical too. I love to watch make over shows. My favorite is; "What not to wear". You can see at the end of the process for most of the victims, they are different. Not just how they look, but their entire demeanor.
When things feel stale or stagnant, something as small as a new haircut or outfit can change your entire outlook. This changing business doesn't all have to be hard, gut wrenching, soul searching work. It can be a spa day. A phone call with a friend or a good book.
Today, for me it was a new outfit and a hot shower. Setting off into the world, expecting a great day, feeling put together. Fantasizing the freedom of spirit to always realize I can change my mind, my mood and my outlook at any time.