We dribble away our life, little by little, in small packages -- we don't throw it away all at once.
It all depends on whether you have things, or they have you.
Cut your morning devotions into your personal grooming. You would not go out to work with a dirty face. Why start the day with the face of your soul unwashed?
Many a person who started out to conquer the world in shining army has ended up just getting along. The horse got tired, the army rusty. The goal was removed and unsure.