This is the time to be brutely honest, strong, and brave with yourself.
Don't confine your writing. Be Brave. Try new perspectives, let the characters be revealed from many angles. The plot may move the story along, but it's the characters that keep the reader turning pages.
I can face the wall of resistance. I will write on the wall of resistance!
Always mark up your outline headings using Dark - Thick - Marker for your major ideas. If like me, you use a program like Scrivener to write the outline, then use Big - Thick - Fonts) it works!
We all need to find the balance to keep optimistic and productive, and sometimes that means turning down the noise.