Having a daily set of tasks to do has made me more productive. I use a notebook and write daily tasks. Some of those are repetitive, I add them daily and strike it off once I am done with it.
I remember meeting a friend and who suggested to me about this. He told me once you get into the habit of writing and striking it off: the subconscious mind gets into action.
I would love to hear more from you all about your ways of managing your routine.