settle into a routine

A "routine" is a way of acting and living that you do the same way, over and over again.

For example, your daily routine might include getting up at 8:00, ironing your clothes while watching TV, getting coffee at the local coffee shop on your way to work, etc.

To "settle into" a routine means to start to create a routine for yourself and to get used to it. For example:

Teaching is stressful at first, but after a few years you settle into the routine and it gets to be easier.

To "settle back into a routine" means to get used to it again after you stop doing it for a while.

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