I sometimes find myself going through the motions to get to the next day just to start the same thing over again. there are always things you can do whether you are a stay at home mom or a workaholic to make your day not only productive but fun.
If you are a stay at home mom make games out of the tasks whether it is changing a diaper or picking up toys. Say funny things and make jokes out of it and it will make the task less routine and mundane. I try to sing and joke around while doing the chores to instill in my children that chores are not something to be hated but something you have to do so you may as well make it fun. Sometimes you do need to get things done fast and there is a time to not make it a game and make sure to let your children understand that but life is also not about a list that needs to get done either.
If you are working fill the workplace with joy and fun things to look at. Make conversation and friends in the office and if you are the boss make fun outings and activities to get to know the people working for you and so they can get to know each other. Life is so much better on everyone when they feel like the management cares and listens to their concerns.
Just have fun with life. It is ours to live so lets stop going through the motions and start LIVING!