Any designer will tell you that the process is a long and difficult one especially with a time crunch hanging over your head. The freedom to express is one thing but after all the research and design, having to think and rethink the reasoning behind your design (is it too literal, will it be translated to the consumer well, are the colours current along with the lines). After this semester I so understand why so many designers or creative people on the whole loose it every now and again. It's like a debate team in your head. You're always second guessing you decisions and wondering if it's all making any sense.
I truly felt like my mind was on overload and I tried my best to stay calm as I found myself having to explain what was taught to us to my peers that I was set up in groups. I felt mentally drained and like I got a little taste of what it must be like to be on a panel that may not particularly see things your way and having to give and take a little to make a deadline and make the team work proceed.