See this post for the intro to this series of posts about rules.
RULE EIGHT: Don’t try to create and analyze at the same time. They’re different processes.
Another one of my favourites. I am a vocal critic of artists who over-think things. It’s a surefire way to either talk yourself out of doing something at all, or else reducing what you do to an apology, and this explains why so much contemporary fine art looks like a random collection of shit kicked through a gallery door. Some artists are so afraid of not being received well, or seriously, that they reduce their work to a smokescreen of nonsense, supported by the mighty arms of Artspeak
Analysis, critique and review are all important, but give yourself a break and have some fun.