I started a habit project yesterday, focusing mainly on my morning routine. I found it to be in a bad way. At some point, I know not when nor how, I had slipped from getting up around 5:00 every day and starting with a nice meditation and some tea before jumping right into being productive–all the way to sleeping in until more like 7:00, skipping the sitting and landing on the couch for several hours of random interneting.

I’m only on day 2, but the difference in how the whole day feels is amazing. I have an intense sense of accomplishment when I’ve completed a task and it’s not even light out yet. Sitting brings me to center better than anything in the world that I’ve ever experienced, and I skip the horrible dreams that tend to haunt me during that last sleep cycle between 5:00 and 6:30-ish.

Anyone else experimenting with habits? Or have a morning routine they find helps get the day off right?