1) If it feels like your Confessions are boring, you probably need to be going more often. Believe it our not, you'll have better, more interesting, "more exciting" sins to confess the more frequently you go. Try it!
2) Confession is like sandpaper. Listen to learn more.
Putting this up quickly today since I think there are probably people who are shut in by snow and ice. One thing I forgot to mention as an Advent prayer/preparation is time before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, whether quietly on your own, in a holy hour (7:30 PM on Mondays here), or coming early before Mass (we have exposition for the 90 minutes prior to the early weekday Mass). Oh, and here's a link to listen to that Advent playlist.