I do this every so often. When I get so far away from where I began, I stop. Time to take stock. If need be, I'll go back to basics, perhaps not totally, just where I feel I might reap some rewards, or simply surprise myself with a lost gem of an idea.
What helps now is that I've retired from full-time work. This isn't to fill my time. I can take more time instead of rushing or crashing through stuff.
If I get stuff, I'll scream for help. Mostly, though, I tend to work things out, then I'll thank whoever, wherever.