When I wake up, I smile, at nothing in particular I just smile, then I say aloud one thing I am grateful for. I do that before I get out of bed, then when I am up and brushing my teeth I look at myself in the mirror and say one compliment about myself, it can be anything, from how you look better than some do when they get up in the morning or how your breath doesn't smell that bad, lol.
Small, and maybe stupid things to do, but they work for me. Lol, that and acknowledging your breath doesn't stink is a great way to start a morning in my opinion.
I noticed that sometimes I wake and am already happy, but other mornings I wake and before I even manage to open my eyes I am aware of a negative conversation, it could be about any of a number of topics, even the news. So I now make a point first of recognising what it is that I am thinking and if it is negative I absolve it and let it go and then I decide that today is going to be GREAT, a new adventure, a surprise. I get into the feeling of looking forward to it and then I open my eyes and get up.
I do have a problem with opening my eyes as I have very compromised eyesight and am in the process of healing it. And I notice that I always hope that this is the day that it will be healed, so I always feel a sense of disappointment when I see the distortion. But recently I handed over the healing task to God and an Angel, and so now I cant feel disappointed as it would be like being disappointed in one of my children for not achieving something difficult. I just say "its ok, God" "lets try again tomorrow" and lovingly and indulgently I get up. I think we have to fantasize and use our creativity and imagination to get our feelings in a good place sometimes and we are limitless beings.