Self employment when the bottom drops out – mental health suggestions.

So, I’ve had a crazy couple of years.  I’ve had my ups and downs, my “poor me this sucks”, and my rushes of “no one can stop me now”.  It’s a wild ride of trying to hold it together.  Sometimes you succeed, sometimes you fail, but really, it’s going to be ok. 

That being said, being self employed in the middle of it adds an element of hilarity that no one really understands unless they, too, rely on themselves to make money.  Thankfully I have no children (though my dogs may disagree) that I am in charge of, but that doesn’t really matter in the vortex of thought that occurs when you realize no money is coming in.

So – what to do, what to do…

  1. Don’t panic.  Seriously.  Then you just sit there and obsess over whether you really suck or not, and whether you’re going to be able to pay your bills, and oh my God I’m going to die alone, and no one is going to find me at the bottom of the stairs, etc, etc, etc.
  2. Seriously – stay the F off of Facebook.  I am guilty of ignoring that one… ahem… but really, everyone’s happy stati are going to only make it worse.  And really, they’re just making that shit up.
  3. Go for a freaking walk.  And shut off your phone.  New perspective is key, and will help you immensely.

With that, welcome to my blog.  I’ve been taking notes during all of this craziness, and I’m hoping you find some of this useful ;).

 

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