Tour de France leader Bradley Wiggins will use Tuesday's rest day to reflect on his achievements so far ahead of the resumption of the race to Paris.
The Team Sky rider won the 41.5-kilometre time-trial from Arc-et-Senans to Besancon - first Tour stage success - to enhance his hold on the fabled maillot jaune.
The 32-year-old triple Olympic gold medal winner now leads defending champion Cadel Evans by one minute 53 seconds ahead of Wednesday's 194.5km 10th stage from Macon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine. Fellow Team Sky rider Chris Froome sits third overall, 2mins 07secs behind.
"It's about being good for 21 days," Wiggins said.
"I've been consistently good for the last few days and I have a good lead now.
"It's just about not getting too carried away. We have to forget about this very fast - you start dwelling on your success and that's when things start going wrong.
"We get back up in two days' time and start from zero again."
Wiggins admitted the moment on Saturday when he realised a lifelong dream to claim the maillot jaune led to a fitful night's sleep.
He added: "I struggled a little bit at that mountain summit the other day when I took the jersey - I realise what that means in the sport.
"I didn't sleep very well that night. I allowed the emotion of taking the jersey to slightly get to me.
"But that's what it's all about, that's why I do this sport, that's why I love it and that's why I train as hard as I do.
"I think I'm entitled to that. Fortunately we've got a rest day, so a little bit more time to let it all sink in."
Wiggins is pleased with the way he has handled himself thus far, but knows there is the potential for a quick turnaround in fortunes between now and the finish of the race in the capital on July 22.
"I'm really proud of how I've handled this whole thing so far," he added.
"Cadel is far from finished. He will fight every inch of the way and I'm only human, I'm not a machine, there's always the possibility of a bad day."