What might happen if you created some kind of ritual or habit around the way you approach a photo shoot? Something that slows you down, heightens your awareness of your surroundings and brings greater intention to your work?
For instance, what if you leave your camera in the bag for 10 minutes after arriving at a new location and just wander around the site looking at things from different perspectives instead. Or what if you just sit there quietly and, using all of your senses, become more aware of your surroundings? Notice your first impressions. Follow your sense of curiosity. Look at the sky to see how the light will be shifting, whether or not there are clouds, and which way they are drifting. Pay close attention to what compels you and why.
If you are in the studio, try sitting with your subject for a while. If you are photographing a person, connect with them and learn something about their personality that you might try to capture. If you are photographing still life, look closely at your subject. Hold it up to the light. Notice its details. Arrange it in different ways.
If you can, remember to slow down when you make photographs. Perhaps take fewer photographs overall, but spend more time on each one of those--the point being to return with at least one great shot instead of ten okay shots.
Be patient. Wait for the light to change, for people to move into or out of your image, for ocean waves to crest at just the right spot in the frame. If you are photographing a historic site, pause to think about what occurred there. If you photograph a plant, try to identify it and learn something about it.
Before you leave, express gratitude for the location, subject and opportunity to make photographs.