So I am finding it very difficult to motivate myself to play. I find the game interesting and engaging from time to time, but more and more recently what I do is just pretty rote and the lines I take are just almost scripted. I am a full time professional, and I have bills and all that, which you might think would be motivation enough, but for some reason it's really not.
I feel like NLHE is an incredibly solved game and while I don't always play my best, it's only ever because of emotional reasons, I feel like I get 'outplayed' so to speak maybe once every 800 hours or so, although it could be slightly more and I don't ever know because I never saw them show down a bluff or some such! I don't really challenge myself to play the best players, I bum hunt, because I'm playing to make money(obviously).
I am just wondering if anyone else has ever felt the same way and what they do to keep themselves engaged in the game. I love mastering things, really digging into them, learning them, and I've feel like I've done that to some extent, with the help of this site and other resources, including lots of experience. My main game is $2-$5 and I feel like I'm plenty capable of winning at $5-$10 when it goes at my casino, which is rarely, but I'm not really rolled for it and am having a hard time forcing myself to grind our the hours to really up my bank roll.
Maybe this is more of a life question than a poker question, but what do you do when you're in this spot? Do you try and play higher, in the hopes of new challenges? Do you get staked? Start playing tournaments? Quit and invest in bitcoin?
I'm really sort of feeling blah towards NL recently and as said I do have bills to pay and not really the bank roll to support PLO or higher games, without an unacceptable ROR in my judgment.