Not all routines are good routines
For me, routines suck! Whether it’s a personal one or a work-related one. I think living by (some) routines that are baked into what you do is not what I call living life.
Life should be spontaneous and alive, and having a routine, I believe breaks that freedom.
Obviously, not all routines are bad, and some need to be done, but if you have things set up correctly with your work, then you can use that saved time to do anything you want without your life being a monotonous routine.