There was a period where I again read, but critiqued my own work, because I thought it wasn’t as readable as it should have been.
But in a clearer frame of mind, I looked back at those articles, and saw the “big picture”, which changed my view of my older work. It was readable and sounded good when I saw the whole. This was encouraging as my previous view was negative, now turned positive. Seeing the context or big picture changes one’s view of a work or piece.