Cats go through phases. They might really love a routine and/or spot, until suddenly they change their mind and find something they like better. For the time being.
For months they might jump up onto your bed first thing in the morning, then find a comfortable place to relax while still being able to sit really really close to your face. And then stare at you while purring loudly, until you finally notice they are there.
Then quite suddenly you find yourself able to have a bit of a sleep-in because cat has moved his early morning lounge-party out into the hallway.