On routine

Where there is a consistently correct solution, be consistent in applying it. Routine may be the answer to this, though you should caution yourself against never changing. It might make you susceptible to unpredictability in other places in your life if you are too accustomed to doing the same thing over and over. When it saves you energy, effort, and mental capacity so you can focus on other items, you should have a routine. If you are falling into a rhythm that doesn’t serve a purpose like this, force yourself out of it deliberately. Push yourself out of your comfort zone. Even if a pattern continues to work for you, force yourself out of it. If it were indeed the best way to handle that aspect of your life, you would return to it. Otherwise, it will fall away, and you will develop better habits and ways to live.