I don’t feel my day is anchored if I don’t do my morning routine.
When I pause to reflect mid day if my day is going well or not, I end up not worrying about it if I recollect that I did my morning routine. So it acts as a good anchor.
These days, my morning goes like this. I have been able to keep this up for 8 months now. It requires that I am disciplined enough to go to bed at 9:30 to get decent sleep.
4–4:30 AM wake up/drink coffee
4:30–5 Plan for the day, catch up on news
5–5:45 — Shower, Sandhya Vandhanam
5:45–6 — Listen to Daily Upanyasam
Then day starts….