This piece from Scott Young (via Pocket) covers six morning routines worth considering. I’ve experimented with a few of them — exercise first thing, prioritize deep focus projects before other work — and I think they’re pretty effective.
“Do you want your workday to begin quiet and contemplative? With vigorous exercise? Silent meditation? Creative and productive? Your morning habit can push you along a current which will carry throughout the morning and allow you to maximize whatever aspect of your personality you want to be most important.”The Six Morning Routines that Will Make You Happier, Healthier and More Productive