Nobody will argue that Automation is great. I hope it’s obvious for everybody. Even simple automation which saves you a few minutes every day helps a lot to not do some boring routing things.
Since I created some simple scripts to publish new blog posts, create containers or virtual machines for required environments, it saves me a lot of time to do something interesting or read about new technologies which I can or even cannot bring to my current projects.
I’ve got a strong rule now: if there is something I have to do at least three times, I’ll spend a time to automate it. Usually, it takes less time to automate something than repeat all steps every day.