Routines give us the gift of time.
We cannot make our days longer, but having routines can make them more productive.
Routines free up our mental space so that we do not have to spend as much time figuring out how to use the hours we have.
Less time wasted on unnecessary decisions empowers us to make the necessary decisions with more energy, clarity, and focus.
This could easily mean the difference between success and failure when it comes to the things that matter most.
This is especially true when it comes to unexpected or unforeseen challenges.
By having routines that set us up for success, we are more well prepared for surprise difficulties when they inevitably arise.
Most importantly, however, routines give us the time to handle the unpredictable with a clear head and room to breathe.