Thanks! This is of the UTMOST help to me! Starting over is part of the vicious cycle. The perfectionist in me thinks that I must start everything over from the beginning and so there is less enthusiasm as I return to something which makes the desire to jump to something else even more enticing and therefore perpetuates the cycle. I realize that this is common sense but it always helps to hear someone else point things out and put matters into a clear perspective.
Could you elaborate on the part about "giving myself space"? Are you saying that by not worrying about getting it, I will be more relaxed in my approach?