Something I noticed as well. The general guideline is to step out of the depression cycle. Obviously. Yet how exactly this has to be done has to
rely heavily on individual factors. It's like making art. It's doing something very similar to what others have done, yet you're only creating something of value if you have poured your soul into it; if you have managed to hook your subconsciousness to the problem solving process, so that you feel as if it has grown from within your very core. Then and only then it's art. There are no guarantees that it will work, yet some people seem to be able to pull it off. They come up with that unique set of rules that happen to work for them.
And that brings me to the second vid. The kind of thinking that's best for producing the right rules is the kind of thinking that comes from a relaxed, balanced mind. That's why breaks are necessary. Forcing yourself too much will kill your bird's eye view, messes with your ability to prioritize, and make your chances for effective recovery drop. Yet some force is necessary in order to prevent stagnation, another dead end. So it's basically constantly tightrope walking between taking too few and too many breaks. The former can put the mind in a state of neurosis, the latter can put the mind in depressed complacency.
It all comes down to that we're kinda forced to become brilliant artists. Scary thought, isn't it?
I hope that made sense. See you next vid!