Hope your getting on top of things.
I relate to your post, I tend to go through life is phases of either extreme laid-backness or phases driven by a need for super precision.
Lately, [coffee wise] Im just enjoying the fruits of my last 12 months of super precision. Not being too fussy about grinder settings, tamping techniques or roastprofiles and simplyenjoying my coffee.
Of course the PID keeps things pretty well managed.
Once you get all these variables down, much of it becomes second nature and you sort of forget all the work you have put in, though, Ive noticed my tamping technique has slipped recently, the puck leans a little to one side.......so I may need a refresher to tamping 101.
Sometimes its good to stop and smell the rose-ted coffee!