Twyla Tharp on routines...
"After so many years, I’ve learned that being creative is a full-time job with its own daily patterns. That’s why writers, for example, like to establish routines for themselves. The most productive ones get started early in the morning, when the world is quiet… They might set a goal for themselves - write fifteen hundred words, or stay at their desk until noon - but the real secret is that they do this every day. In other words, they are disciplined."
"Over time, as the daily routines become second nature, discipline morphs into habit. The routine is as much a part of the creative process as the lightning bolt of inspiration, maybe more."
What does your morning routine look like? How can you make it more productive? If you don’t have one, make 2016 the year you get it going.