These days, I wake as the sun begins to softly express itself on the day, and enjoy the early light and the quiet thrum of the world.
Then I do three things: Sit. Read. Write.
It’s my new simplified morning routine.
If you’ve read the old Zen Habits posts, you might have read about my old morning routine — still one of the more popular posts on this patinated site (I actually like the patina here).
Like almost anything else I’ve written about, however, this has changed in my life over the last few years. At one point I abandoned routine altogether, and since have revisited the idea a few times.
Recently, I’ve simplified my routine to those three things. And those three things have been wonderful. Because of this routine, I now start my days slowly, in peace, doing the things I love, mindfully.
It’s hard to start a day better than that. [read]