The idea to start the day right with words of Musar [Medieval Ethics] and faith seems very important to me.
This I say even though I am aware that not all rishonim held by the 13 principles are articles of faith. There is Rav Joseph Albo [the author of the commentary on the Guide printed in most versions of the Guide.] And also Abravanel. Still I think they are important.
You can see this idea of starting the day right also in the Nefesh HaChaim of Reb Chaim fromVoloshin who says that when one accepts on himself the yoke of Torah when he wakes up in the morning-- then all distractions are remove from him.
The problem is obviously it is hard in the first place to accept the "yoke of Torah," to sit and learn Talmud many hours each day. The truth is the whole concept of the yoke of Torah is hard to get to in the first place or even understand what it means and even then the biggest enemies of it are the pseudo Torah scholars that just want other people's money by their pretending to learn Talmud.
The astounding amount of fraud in the religious world is a challenge to anyone's faith.
When people advertise how religious they are by their dress, you know something is rotten there.