Painting progress is never a linear movement forwards and I've recently decided to go back to an old technique, which I feel is a more sincere technique. Being colorblind, I structure my palette order in value, from light to dark, but my early technique also followed my 'disability'. I used to begin a painting in a tonal brunaille (tones of brown on white; as opposed to a grisaille which is black and white) which I did naturally. I know this is a technique known more commonly as dead coloring, but the point is that it's more conducive to natural state of being.
If you're interested in this technique, remember that the white tone is simply the canvas and you modulate the shade with only a burnt umber or other such brown. I'm going to go back to this and a modified palette which I used to use. I've changed other aspects of my technique, but they're so minor I need not write about them here.
My advice is to do some soul searching and find out what works for you.