According to Dr. Edward Tufte, the way I start my day is all screwed up.
Tufte says this
“In doing creative work do not start your day with addictive time-vampires such as The New York Times, email, and Twitter. All scatter the eye, and mind, produce diverting vague anxiety, clutter short-term memory. Instead, begin with your work. Many creative workers have independently discovered this principle.”
What! Get down to work! Eeewwww!
In fact, he is right. If you start ´your day with extrinsic stuff, like what idiotic things Donald Trump said the day before, you lose focus. And especially for creative work, focus is the first thing you need to generate.