if you take the sqaure out, there is still a box you have taken out and the tendency is to get back into it.
You need to get life coach to help you evaluate your life goals work values, if you find yourself unmotivated at work or doing the things you are doing now. Chances are that your work is not in line with your core belief system and your life goals.
Profile what you are doing now first. Ask yourself what is the fresh meaning you are referring (feeling). This is the hard part. What appears to be in your vision may not be what it seems.
Are you comparing same profession or across. Because you must be willing to live their profession lifestyle for some.
Switch job or dept. If you are running yr business, do a major renovation. Take up a 1-2 years part time certificate course. That would lock some attention away and give u confidence.
Don't just sit there, take up some sports and not photography.
Just remember that if you want to make changes to your profession workscope, you MUST be willing to change and do more. The same thing done by different group of people has different outcome and feel.
However, everyone has it ups and downs period. So what u are feeling now may not be accurate such as holiday season blues. Give it sometime 3 months more and see if that it is consistent. Time will show everything.