I am starting work on an e-book that will be called "What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast" (riffing off my old BNET post on that title which has now had something like 250,000 views... crazy). I am fascinated by the topic of morning rituals. How we start our day affects everything else. I had some people tell me on my "Get Out of the Starbucks Line" post that they considered Starbucks their morning ritual, but I generally think we can do better than that!
The past two mornings I've had a great time running with my sister-in-law who is here for Thanksgiving. It reminds me how much I want to get back into a morning running ritual. Right now that isn't working so well because it's dark and cold in the hours before the rest of my family gets up and Ruth's feeding schedule isn't set. Generally the first thing I do before breakfast is feed her, and I'm never sure exactly when that will be demanded. But by next spring/summer I hope to get back into it.
What are your morning rituals? What would a perfect morning (for a regular day) look like? How often do you manage to achieve that?