The most important part of the day for me is contemplation. Blank paper, view of a horizon, coffee or tea, and no distractions. People might think it looks like I’m doing “nothing” but this is where the ideas come from. Doing this first thing in the morning, before any chores or devices, is the most important commitment of my day. At my best I take one or two further contemplation breaks during the day: when I notice a warm patch of sun to sit in, when the sky turns pink, or with a glass of wine to discover the perspectives that come as I relax my vigilance.