I always thought that routine is so much boring, that you should do something everyday to break it. For example, today I polished a metal box, drawed a tribal dragon on my jeans (to paint it after I finish this), and read a part of a book at 9 am. It's not that I'm trying not to get bored, I'm trying to do something unusual, because spices life up. Actually, it's a simple concept. You do something unusual once a week for example. Not the same day every week, but try to do it often, so you'll feel better about yourself, even if you're stressed out. Not much though, just little things to lift the every day burden.