For most of the last two years I have allowed an hour of each day as introspection (working on my fortune). This has been my private time, my planning time, my evaluation time, my gratitude time, my affirmations time, my goal time.
Without such time, I would each day face the mountain with a shovel and no plan. With the MY time I can choose a different implement, a drag-line crane and huge trucks, or I can take my shovel to a different, more profitable location.
An early monastic experience of daily meditation, (the practise has stayed with me throughout my life) is my godsend (pun intended). Practise leads to habit, habit leads to discipline, discipline leads to mastery. If life chances to get in the way, and I miss my hour, then I miss my hour.
My gratitude time indicates the fruits of my planning, my affirmations show my expectations. My goals are the wonders ahead. Bring on the new week - I am ready.