Previously I only discussed topics like this while hammered, but now I have 2 other humans that push me to think about it more consistently and actively. And I can tell it's making a difference.
The thing I've noticed, as I've tried to add more positive daily habits to my "routine," is that each new habit means one more thing to influence the outcome of each day (i.e. good or bad). For instance, today I finally made it back to spinning class, a great victory that started the day out seriously right, but now I'm so exhausted I'm going to skip the tasks I preblogged and go straight to bed.
Consistently waking up to incomplete preblogged tasks could add up to some negative mornings. But hitting a good workout almost always ensures that day ends with a smile on my face.
So as I've added more activities, there are more things actively determining the outcome of my day.
Meaning that as the days progress, I'm in the moment more and more, actively defining my fate, and trudging through life as a zombie less and less.
And that, I think, is the direction I want to be headed.