Great article, it really resonated with me. I am a doer and am always added things to my list of life. I find it hard to focus on just one project, because there are always so many things I want to do, all of them right now!
I also find turning off the phone hard to do. My cellphone is also my work phone, but I know that, that is a weak excuse. I need to start putting it on silent from time to time.
Getting up early and spending my first thirty minutes, on my most important personal task is what works best for me. It can be hard and super easy to justify not doing what I want to do, but I always try and fight through the deception.