To some extent, we are all slaves to routine. Having a schedule to stick to can make our days run smoothly and can help to ensure that we can cross off all of the tasks on our to-do lists. There's also a certain comfort associated with the familiarity of doing things the same way.

In that respect, the phrase "creatures of habit" could easily apply to most of us. As an example, I wake up at the same time every day, follow the same morning routine and leave the house at the same time to catch the same train to work, where I always sit in the same car. I then get on the same subway and walk the same path to the office. Most of us do. After all, it makes sense to pick a route and stick with it when you want to end up in the same place.

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