I have a slight difficulties sticking to routines and stuff I already know how to do. Learning new things and planning how to pull them off and designing the processes is interesting. Actually following the process afterwards is not so great.
I'm at the point where Hacked Man is reaching that "this is getting old" -point. I've done a lot of stuff and started new habits, but the whole project is obviously passed the honey moon stage and now I'm in serious danger of getting bored with it.
Time to drum up something new.
We must go deeper
My first instinct was to Google how to make routines more interesting. After reading through a couple of pages of "time yourself and try to be faster" -type of suggestions, I realized the fix has to be more meta. I'm not getting bored about routines, I'm getting bored about spicing up routines. Whole self improvement thing is getting old.
Lean thinking has taught us that if you are not constantly improving, you will be deteriorating. So if I stop with the improvements, I wouldn't be just losing future improvements, I will also start to lose reached improvements. I have a very strong feeling, that if the Hacked Man framework starts to tumble, all the meditating and Swedish learning habits will peter out also.
I'm not sure if there is a silver bullet for this one. There's probably still some small things that can be done. Just powering through the boring bit in a Nietzschean bastion of will -style without any aides doesn't seem like a very bright idea.
I'm thinking that I need to shake things up a bit again. Lately I've been sort of tinkering with things. Add a Beeminder goal there, track steps a bit more accurately, etc. Beginning of Hacked Man had tons of rather large changes and new things. So I need something that actually shakes up some routines and has an impact on something. Taking vitamins is nice, but nothing that actually affects anything in any noticeable way.
If in doubt: sleep deprivation!
Obvious answer is to try the Cycle Adjustment Theory that was suggested in comments by rsaarelm. So I'll be shaving off 90 minutes sleep from the morning and getting up earlier. That should be enough to shock anyone. This will hopefully jump start some lucid dreams and also be a big enough change to get me excited and on my toes again.