If you’re building a product, you have to be great at saying No. Not ‘maybe’ or ‘later’. The only word is No. Building a great product isn’t about creating tonnes of tactically useful features which are tangentially related. It’s about delivering a cohesive product with well defined parameters.
You know that feeling when you’ve been working a long time on something, this is called burnout. You don’t have the energy to keep going, and you need a break. Some say that as long as you work normal hours, and not push yourself you’ll be fine.
“Our discontent is the basis for wanting to improve the things we observe. Next time someone says designers are unhappy people, explain that you’d be happier if the world didn’t need so much improving.” — Courtesy Cat S.