There's this new thing I'm trying lately - whenever I have a thought, I ask myself, "What would a grown-up in this situation do?"
Like today, I didn't want to call a client. Why? I thought he might be grumpy.
Self: Does a grown-up avoid calling someone just because he might be grumpy?
Self: Sigh. No.
Self: I think we know what we need to do here.
Self: Sigh. Yeah.
And so we called the client.
Really, it's done wonders for me so far.
(Aside from the fact that I now internally refer to myself as "we.")