"Sometimes the best person to encourage you is you".
In stressful situations, this has been my mantra..."Encourage Yourself". I have been blessed with a loving husband who is always reminding me to not give up and to constantly encourage myself. Being an Independent Worker is not always easy, in fact a lot of it is hard. A lot of the first years are figuring it out. I had an "ah-ha" moment last week. I was in a meeting with a client and realized that no matter what is going on and how stressed I get, there is nothing like being my own boss, making my own schedule and learning the hard lessons I've learned through the bad decisions I've made. This is called growth.
Don't stop yourself from going through the hard times. Those hard times are what make you.
We learn so much from the stress. Most of the time, it's what not to do next time or how not to handle something. Our greatest lessons can come from our greatest mistakes. When you feel down, tired, or just over it...Encourage Yourself! You may be the only person available at the time to do so.