I don't drink vodka, potato or otherwise. I read a good book while listening to some good music (nice beer might help, too). I go for a run or a ride, even if weather is sucky. This list is not complete :)
I have a Toots and the Maytals mix i like to listen to when I am down. Pomps and Pride is the track that helps the most and he sings with conviction that today is a happy day, and tonite will be a happy nite. And of course Reggae got Soul by Toots. I think Stalin would even have to smile to some of this shit. Shake your ass and have fun and the mind will catch up later.