I feel like I'm at a point with my playing and writing where a lot of my material has many of the same licks, flares, and feel. I feel comfortable to playing certain runs or chord progressions, and its really hard for me to get outside of that box when writing new material. Even if I try to stray, I always end up veering back towards what I'm comfortable with. Now, granted, I'm just a glorified studio bum. I don't play in a band at the moment. But, I still play guitar virtually every day and want to continue to become a better guitarist. With that said, as guitarists, what did you do when you hit a plateau in your writing/playing? How did you get over that hurdle, and what tools/techniques did you use to start thinking outside the box? What did you do to re-inspire your playing?