It is important to do something new every now and then.
You might ask “Even if I love what I do?”.
The answer is Yes.
Because it is quite natural for us to fall into seemingly subconscious boring lapses of momentary non-existence even while doing the things we so much love.
When you do something new every now and then you free up your mind from that preoccupied form so you can think more clearly and better appreciate what you do. It opens our mind to new perspectives on which we can become more creative and productive.
Now to the first question, what if we really love what we do. Then take up variations of what we do. One of my favorites is to take up small one week or two week projects by dedicating some time daily.
Since I love writing I take up small writing projects that force me to think differently in both content and style. Though this writing exercise is longer than a week… But in this process I also find variations of my love that I later decide to spend more time on and take up seriously. Something I would not have done if it was not for this small projects.
A few examples of what I discovered through these ‘doing something new’ exercise are Poetry Translations, Flash Fictions, Video Creation, Podcasting and so on. In fact everything I do on the side now had been an effort I regularly did for a while