I prefer silence and dim light with my candles lit. I have a little corner of icons and in the morning and evening I light the candles and say some prayers I have memorized from my Jordanville prayer book. I don't always do the same thing every time, but it's evolved into a standard pattern since it is easier for me to pray by reciting things I know than reading them in dim light. I had to read them for a while until I memorized them, but now I can just say most of them. I usually include the trisagion at the beginning, then ps 50, the morning or evening troparia, then a couple of the longer prayers for morning or evening. After that I often just say what's on my heart, but I also make sure to pray to my patron saint and the Blessed Virgin, and usually my angel. Then I have a couple closing prayers, like "it is truly meet", and then I'm done. I have tried doing Jesus prayers, but for some reason it didn't seem to fit or feel right. I think it's too advanced for me spiritually.
I have been told, however, that one doesn't reveal one's prayer rule to anyone but the spiritual father...but now I've broken that rule as well