That's hard to do, Tony, keeping perspective. The trouble is, not only the self but also the surrounding world refuses to stand still and allow proper calibration. Afer much thought, I've concluded that the best thing to do is throw in the cards (others would choose a towel, but that's different), call for a reshuffle and just try again, preferably with something else. However, that requires patience and a plan! neither of which I have much of at this juncture.
Ironically, it's photography that's the problem, so taking a few more shots isn't really going to lower the stress level a great deal. Speaking of which, I just had mine raised a few minutes ago. I had a call from a lady I didn't know who said she's just found my card, and that I gave it to her at a jazz shooting last year; she asked whether I'd do her daughter's wedding... she went on to tell me that her husband used to do them and that she'd have had a go if she still had a camera, but that she only has a digital one now. I refused as gently as I could and was able to offer her the 'phone number of a local young guy who does them and whose work I've seen. I don't think she was quite prepared to be turned down, but just because I enjoyed listening to the music and doing some shooting doesn't indicate I want more hassle, as we have just discussed!
Maybe that's one of the reasons I can't build a 50ft studio for myself.