Michael, I can happily report it has helped! I share some similarities to your routine: coffee, exercise, waking early, reading, and working (day-job for me). It nice to see how others live their fullest lives!
Subsequently, I have to say I'm a big fan of how well your writing flows. It's like having a conversation. If you have an opportunity, I would like to read more about how you accomplish this feat. I'll be your first student!
One suggestion: I noticed your subtitle, "the jury is still out..." wasn't formatted. You may already know this, but just in case, if you wanted to format a future sub-title:
-highlight the text below the title
-a pop up menu will show
-select the smaller T from that hidden menu
Overall, a great story about your schedule! Again, the strongest aspect of this story was how well it flowed! Made for an enjoyable read.
Thank you for sharing!