Being an artist and creating for a living can be a challenging task. Luckily, there are many ways in which one can accelarate the creative process and one of them is by creating a template that loads up with your software each time you start it. Creating music can be a chaotic process and if you don't capture the idea at the right time it might be gone as quickly as it was born. Therefore, one of your tasks as a musician should be breaking the boundaries that prevent you from capturing inspiration right at the very start.
For the purpose of giving an example, I will show you how my startup template in FL Studio looks like. It is pretty simple - I have the first 3 channels of the mixer dedicated to my kicks, the second 3 to my snares and they are all routed to the respective mix busses. Every channel has an EQ. Additionally, I created one channel for the sidechain and one that has a delay effect which I use all the time.
Breaking the structure of your work and approaching different tracks in a different way is good for your music and therefore in this case I have created only the bare minimum in this template - I know that I am always going to need EQ on those channels, I always use sidechain and I always like to put the FabFilter Timeless effect on most instruments so that's why I have put them on my startup. How each project will continue after this point I have no idea but the possibilities are infinite.