One of my more mundane but obvious cycles--and probably yours too--is groceries.
It starts out like this:
Hmm, I think. I need to go grocery shopping.
*Note: this image is a LIE. Even when my refrigerator is empty of useful food, it is still crammed full of sauces and jars of jam you'd have to scrape to get anything from and forgotten jars of purple cabbage stuffed in the back.
I love grocery shopping. It makes me feel all hunter-gathery.
Have I mentioned that I want to take archery lessons?
Generally I buy so much fresh stuff--fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, bread, juice, milk--that I have to cram it all in.
I feel happy and satisfied. I can make ANYTHING I WANT! LOOK! LOOK AT THE CHOICES!
This lasts for a day.
Then I start worrying about the food. How are we going to eat all this before it goes bad? It doesn't help that my husband, every time he opens the fridge, says "How are we going to eat all this before it goes bad?" :)
So we start in with the meals, eating our way through all that good fresh stuff. And about 5 days later, I am relieved. We've done it. The meals have been good, we've eaten it all. Success! But there's a little problem...
Writing's like that too: new idea! Play play play! Hate. Love. Edit edit edit! Send to people. Accept crushing feedback, rejoice in fabulous feedback. Regroup. Edit edit edit! Send to more people. Repeat of above. Edit edit edit! Let go. New idea!
Everything's a cycle. Right now in food I'm at the last image. In writing, I'm at the brain-break-before-editing phase.
It's all good. You've got to relish each part of the cycle--or get through it, if it's a bad bit. Or make do with the food you have on hand.
I think that's enough mangled metaphors for today, don't you?