Habits are fascinating. They shape us. They are cornerstones of the lifes we lead. They give us structure and continuity.
Too much structure and you end up like in Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day" (which I haven't seen, to be honest). Then you long for room to breathe. You dream of escaping the routine and just being free.
Not enough structure and you end up like Johnny Depp in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (I've seen this one but don't remember the story, to be honest). Then you long for a mission. You dream of systematically creating something big and just following through with it.
To find the sweet spot in between is where the art lies. Minimalist living frees up time for sufficient input and generates focus to produce output - a balance of inspiration and transpiration.