Habits are really important! They not only help you get more done but can also make it much easier to deal with urgent changes, because you don't have to focus as much on scheduling and organization. Getting started in the AM is the hardest part of the morning for me. I found that having something that I look forward to doing as my 1st activity is key. It may be getting coffee, walking with a friend (or my dog), wearing a new outfit, or working on part of an exciting project. Every night before I go to sleep, I also mentally go over the next day and get myself excited about my 1st activity for the next morning.