If you know you've been putting something off, like starting your exercise routine back up, changing your diet, or re-strengthening your relationships, don't start today.
Start yesterday, but "kinda" start.
Thanks for realizing the nature of this advice. I agree.
The second best thing is to take any pressure off your "new" program or commitment and shuffle about it today. If you want to get onto a morning fitness routine, go walk with your sister at sunrise -- since she's already doing it. Talk, dialog, discuss life. Don't focus on your level of fitness.
Want to change up your diet? Pick your healthiest favorite foods and go grab some from the market. No rush. No week-long menu plan, just handfuls of your favorites.
Take the walk. Make the food. Sit quietly as you remember what it's like to see somebody meditating.
But don't you start today. Let's only kinda start today. Let's put the real start off for a couple of days. Maybe tomorrow, maybe the day after.
You go on with the rest of your un-scheduled day. The routine you don't have doesn't matter. The habits you wish you had are available, but just not today.
Tomorrow, you can remember: "Oh, well, I kinda started yesterday. I'll just do a little more like that."