It takes time to make a ritual become natural; to create a routine that works for you.
I find a solid but moderately flexible routine makes me more productive. In fact it's not just "more" productive, but vastly more productive.
I find it very difficult to keep it or get back into it and also zestfully pursue that whole sucking the marrow out of life - which is to say, living to the fullest.
Like many things, it's a balancing act.
Why do I write about this? Who knows. It's time to get some Zzzzzzs and thought I'd post something.