I have noticed that, in a 5 day week, I will usually have:
(2) days that I feel really good about the direction of my projects(1) day where my self-confidence is low and I question if I can really make it happen(2) days of even-keel progress with maybe a few 15 min up and down swings
Overall, the situation is just about the same on any of these 5 days. But my perception isn't.
What can I learn from this?
1. Don't get too high, don't get too low. It is never as bad (or as good) as it seems.2. Reread some of the best stoic philosophers -- stoicism is a great tool for building mental toughness.3. When in doubt, get back to the basics4. Recovery time is necessary. If my projects are "in motion", maybe walking/reading time is the best move. Never underestimate recovery time.5. Use freedom to block off the internet. Web cleansing fasts.