Today's date, the date. What is it? Find out and write it here. Write it. Start the day by not looking at the date on a screen, not looking at it on a calendar. Start by writing it here. In Ink. Permanent ink, starting the day by writing down the date.
Take command of the atmosphere. Look to the sky, stick your palm out and feel the wind/rain/snow/sun. Make a guess, consult the weatherman, and log the weather. It sets the stage for the day. It determines what you'll wear, carry, do, not do and talk about all day long. It's the weather. Find out what it is and log it here.
The quantified self, quantified as if doing a standardized placement test. Question: How is your mood? Be honest. Honest with yourself – how is it? Write it down. Health – you have a cough? A hangover? No, you're fit as a fiddle? Write it down. Stress, sleep? Hair and clothes? Take stock in yourself, and fill in a bubble. The left-most bubble denotes the worst, the right-most denotes the best. Be honest.
And since you're drinking a coffee right now, right it down right here. And the muffin you're eating. Or Egg McMuffin. There's no judgements. Log your breakfast, knowing that you can make amends when you come back in a few hours to log your lunch, dinner and snacks. At any time you have the opportunity to be able to tick off that "Healthy" box.