So apparently the key to successful daily rituals is to be in the position where you don’t have to make “ends meet” – only Kant seemed to have a day job.
Seriously though, I started to create mine before I got frustrated with the elliptical tool in Photoshop, and I spend the majority of my day “making ends meet.” That being said, I have a few things built into my daily routine that I think are important.
I usually spend the first 30 minutes in the office reading work-related articles from Ad Age, Behance, Digiday, and many others that are on my Flipboard or bookmarked in other places.
Except on Mondays, I spend the first 30 minutes outlining my week and reviewing any outstanding todo items. I recently adopted the Bullet Journal method and modified it to my habits and needs. It’s been pretty good at making sure I don’t miss anything – although I need to be more diligent with it.
I like to take at least an hour out of each week and brainstorm on my projects – usually grabbing one or two people that I either have had good discussions with during the preceding weeks or I feel have a unique perspective on something I want to try to figure out.
I spend Wednesday evenings reading any comics that came out during the day. This is important “me time” and helps me recharge during the week.