We are all creatures of habit, it's a proven fact. Now think how great you can become by introducing better habits into your day.
A man named Darren Hardy coined this term in a book called the "COMPOUND EFFECT". It's called "Bookends", what you do at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day. You need to come up with 2-3 constructive habits that you must start doing every morning upon awaking and 2-3 more before bed.
I'm not sure exactly what your morning routine is, but tell me if this sounds a little better than your present routine.
1. Wake up and think of 3 things you are grateful for before leaving your bed.
2. Meditate for 10 minutes
3. Learn a new word.
Now at bed time tell me if this sounds better than your present routine.
1. Read something inspirational for 15-30 minutes.
2. Write down a goal for the following day.
3. Think of 3 things that made you happy during the day.
This was only an example, and you should come up with different ideas if you do not like the ones given. I can tell you one thing for sure if you replace watching the news or reading the paper first thing in the morning you will have a more productive day ahead of you. If YOU don't change your routine there will be no room to change your present life. Give it a try, for 2 weeks and let me know how you feel.