If you like what you do it is easy to do what you feel should be done. If you love your work it is easier to do what has to be done. If you are passionate about your work you love doing any part of it for it is all fun and exciting.
But if you do the same thing over and over and over a dullness comes that clouds your passion. You have to change it up.
One thing you might do Steve to break the pattern is to sit on a panel that answers questions from the audience. You might want to limit the scope of the questions or have n open microphone session where any question is fair game. It breaks the monotony, keeps you really on your toes and is very educational as to what is out there and what others are finding interesting or challenging.
Again just a thought, but one that might break up the pattern.
Not all gray hairs are Dinosaurs!