I'm mainly talking to hobbyists here, like myself, although I'm sure this applies to the personal side of things for pro photographers too. Do you ever find yourself sort of stagnating in the photography sense? Taking the same photos you have, getting wrapped up in GAS, etc. It seems obvious enough that we need a little impetus now and again, and I've read plenty of articles recommending new ways of "seeing." Taking trips, trying out new forms of photography, even new types of gear (that ain't dangerous at all...). One idea I haven't seen very much is setting yourself a sort of personal formalized "plan" - call it a manifesto, or a course, or a journal, just something you can put down somewhere to assess how you feel about the art of photography, how you're progressing, where your challenges are, you name it. Even chronicling trips or events. Maybe I'm just more prone to writing things down than many, but it seems like a way to add a little extra interest to what can be a rut-inducing (even is highly enjoyable most of the time!) hobby.