All of us have our morning rituals to get us quickly and "mindlessly" out the door. These set routines allow the brain to go on automatic pilot and be more efficient. And at bedtime, when we need to wind down from a day of mental and physical exertion, routines are similarly comforting.
Because routines are so ingrained in our mornings and evenings, they're ideal times to inject a bit of novelty to awaken new brain circuits.
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