It's easy for me to get into a rut with music -- the same five CDs can sit in my stereo for months, despite the drawers full of other discs that I could listen to. That's one of the many reasons why I like Pandora so much -- it helps me find new artists without having to try hard.
The other way I try to keep myself from getting stuck is by instituting New Music Mondays. Since I work from home (alone) while my children are at preschool two mornings a week, I like to get a new playlist going to start my work day on Monday morning. So here's this week's rotation: