Three days into this and I feel like it's already the best thing I've ever made. I went back to my old palette last night after having thought about the color scheme that I want. It needs a lot more refinement, but I like the feeling I have already. I'm really enjoying painting large and using big brushes.
I'm also not focusing on technique anymore, that is to say that I'm purely trying to 'make a good painting'. I think of it like cleaning up a room; there's no one right way to approach it as long as the room gets clean. You may have to know where certain things belong (the same with knowing your color palette and covering the canvas) but the end goal is the same.
You should never lose sight or feel like 'I have to do this first before I do that'. If you think that way, you will lose your end goal.