I love this, Tom! I do a sitting practice most days (aiming for every day) and that’s what I do — I set a timer on my phone, put it away, and just sit and DO NOTHING. I don’t close my eyes and focus on my breathing. I just sit. The only rule for that time frame is don’t do anything. I usually do 10 minutes, but I recommend starting with just 5 if you’d like to set yourself up for early success. I am a huge fan of writing, too — and in particular I like to focus on stream of consciousness writing. As strange as it seems sometimes even writing in our journals, we find ourselves editing. Not wanting to be fully honest with ourselves. If anybody wants to put a little money into it, perhaps to help incentivize action, I’m a big fan of 750words.com (no affiliation, just a fan) — it’s only $5/mo. and you free-write. If you’re a data nerd like me, then you’ll enjoy how it gives you information about how quickly you typed, how often you got distracted, and they gamify it with giving you points and badges. If anything, the gamification can help get you started if you aren’t feeling fully inspired directly from the intended impacts of daily writing. I think self-awareness is the single most important variable for creating the life you want, and it’s not a matter of HAVING the time — it’s about MAKING the time.