The older I get the more I trust myself. I follow my “gut” and know it’s the right way to go. It took a very long time for me to get used to that. We are raised to believe that we know nothing and that others know better. This true in Witchcraft, as well. You must do this, burn this incense, say this, on this day. I say do what you feel when you feel it. Your workings will be stronger that way. They will be purely you without influence.
Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.