If you're like me, you get bored very easily. That's why the idea of a routine makes my eyes glaze over. And during this time of social distancing and staying closer to home, a routine feels a lot like Groundhog Day over and over. I like the term "practice" better and if you tune in to your body's circadian rhythm your practice can actually be life changing.
Meditation is hard. Sometimes I find it nearly impossible to sit still and allow my thoughts to drift by without getting entangled in them. When I catch myself getting caught up in a thought storm, I often am critical of myself for not being able to focus. It's often then that I give up the whole thing.