Going slow is trickier than fast. Anyone can sprint all out, pushing their heart and muscles to the limit before collapsing in a huffing, red-faced heap, but gauging the right pace to last 10km and be ready for another session tomorrow, takes practice, and patience.
Print design demands care. Nothing inspires double and triple checks like the thought of truckloads of material rendered useless by a typo. And there's nothing like the thought of truckloads of expensive material arriving late, to induce costly mistakes.
Playing video games late at night, I stumbled on a nifty trick for beating difficult levels. With the sound muted to avoid waking the kids, it became easier. Without the audio cues for pressure and panic, my hand-eye coordination improved, and complicated jumps and spins were made simple.
Turn off the noise, pay attention, find your rhythm. And slow down before you do something stupid.