Here's what I used to do every morning:
Wake up. Grab phone. Email. Facebook. Instagram. Zite News App. (Maybe) Read Scriptures. Back to Facebook. Back to Instagram. Back to Zite News.
You get the idea.
Then I downloaded this app for my phone which helps you track habits you want to build (or break - I've used it for both) called Way of Life.
Now my routine looks like this (you'll recognize the first step still - so sue me):
A few things to note:
1. The first item on the list is muy importante. The longer I can go through my day without interacting with social media or news the more productive, creative and downright happier I am.
2. I get up earlier than 11am. That's just when I took the screen shot. :)
3. This is a partial list. The rest includes exercise, making breakfast and other such habits.
The point is that this routine makes all the difference. I have a great morning most mornings once I do my routine. I give myself 30 minutes to do everything on it and it helps me have a sense of centeredness, hope and energy for the day.
What's your routine? What works for you? What doesn't work for you?