Systems make things simple.
Once you establish a pattern, it takes a lot less effort to stick to it.
The response becomes predictable, automatic, engrained.
If this happens, do that. When this happens, this is what comes next.
However the longer this goes on, that harder it becomes to change. The harder it becomes to step outside the system.
You have to do the difficult work of building a new response.
The easy choice is just to stay with things as they are.
To find the valauble results though we have to be willing to work.