As a designer it is easy to get caught in a rut at times. You feel like you are doing the same type of projects over and over for a client. You may feel like you are not expanding and growing. This is a normal occurrence over time in the profession.
I would like to propose that you challenge yourself to be more of an explorer. Try working a design in a new way. Explore the design world with new materials, sustainable materials and design, a new set of colors, vintage images, a new family of fonts, new blogs and articles, or books. This exploration will lead you to new ways of thinking and coming up with creative solutions. Branch out, if we did not explore we would still be using the same techniques from fifty years ago. Bring fresh breath to your work - think different, research different, design different, explore!