I think the trick to building habits is to do them early in the day.
Stacking habits works early in the morning– shower, shave, floss, etc– because they can be easily strung together. The fact that they all happen around the house makes it easier, too.
So I’ve been practicing adding activities into my morning habit, which is where I think they’re most likely to get done. So far, it’s been working. This includes reading, eating an apple, and as many things as I can manage to set up, one after the other.
But the big problem is still getting up early. Try as I might, I can’t convince myself to become an early riser. But it turns out late risers might be more creative, so I guess that’s ok. 🙂