Most successful people have morning rituals. There are fixed times in the early morning where they execute important things: they write, practise, think, or workout. All successful people have this habit. I learned that Ron McMillan used to go through his whole manipulation act once (full-dress rehearsal) before he went to work. Every morning!
My morning ritual consists just of practising moves. These are quick and dirty run-throughs of techniques that have to be sharp and must be committed to my muscle memory. I decided the evening before what I would practise. All props are there so I can start without hesitation.
I go through the moves in rapid succession, without overthinking them. It is only a repetition practise and not about learning something new. I aim at going through the moves 20–30 times. The whole procedure lasts about half an hour. That’s it.
After only a short time, you will notice a significant change. The important thing is to get this down as a daily habit. Once it is a habit, you won’t see the time spent on these moves. Each session is short-time-practising.
You will notice a difference in performance. After a while, you will have committed the techniques to muscle memory and can execute them techniques without thinking.
And that is necessary for a relaxed and flawless performance.
But most of the time, there is no morning routine. I just sleep longer and don’t care to optimise myself for the day … :-)