Rain, routine and rest.
I relate with this on multiple levels. :) I too, am constantly trying to navigate working towards goals while maintaining that which does not necessarily propel me towards them. I have found that a daily rhythm of writing, planning, etc is crucial for me. So much so, that I get up way before the rest of my family so that I know I'll get that time in. And I still am not a natural morning person! Hehe. I also wanted to say that we do the same Sunday ritual as you do. I absolutely love it!