Honestly I did not have any money too. I did not have any infrastructure too. I had no clients. I was a nobody. I did not want to take up any job. I had only one thing with me. I had the willingness to stretch my limits and achieve my goals....
But the path is always difficult and I often found myself under tremendous pressure. Slowly when work started flowing I realised I had other pressures too now, generate work, do it, print docs, scan stuff, go out for meetings, courier stuff etc etc. I used to be dead buried under expectations both at professional and personal front.
So what did I do?
1. I started setting SMART goals.
2. I started congratulating myself for small achievements
3. I started discovering my limits.
4. Stopped worrying about things.
5. Walks. Yes long walks.
6. Gave importance to "work/life" balance
I can't say I have managed to control my stress completely but yes I am surely on the right path.
Stress management's importance need not be stressed further.
Remember these lines from the Bhagvad Gita:
Give me the strength to change/achieve the things I can,
Accept the things I can't,
Wisdom to know the difference!
So take a chill pill guys!