Mornings are not the problem
A great article and thank you for the advice.
I wake each morning, after 7-8 hours, without the assistance of an alarm clock, giving thanks for another day before my daily routine starts.
Then my routine starts, eating breakfast, as I watch the news for about an hour, then I spend an hour on the treadmill, walking 3 miles 6-7 days a week, followed by one chore I have chosen ahead of time, and that usually carries me until 10am.
However, after that is where I run into problems. It seems I cannot focus on a way to continue the day. Two days a week, I force myself to go into town, visiting or shopping, to just get out and be among people, and being so introverted it is sometimes very difficult to accomplish.
Then I return home and eat lunch, spend 10-15 minutes meditating, and then again not sure what I should do, but generally force myself to read for 30 minutes or so. Any longer, I cannot concentrate, so that makes spending more time reading useless. As warmer weather arrives I spend sometime enjoying being outside and watching nature, realizing how great each day is.
In the afternoon, I seem to drift until the end of the day, accomplishing some things now and then, but mostly I cannot focus enough to stay on task.
I am a firm believer that I am here for a reason, and that reason will be made clear to me at some point, but I have been drifting for the past year or so.
When I retire, I give another thanks for another day given, and asking for a sign of my next purpose. I realize that sometime the purpose is to just be, but it seems I have been there too long.