Being suicidal last week got some serious thinking. I have a serious amount of IRL and online STUFF in my life that needs to be purged! If I don't expect someone to take care of it after me, than it isn't important enough for me to worry about it now!
When I'm hypomanic or manic, I start small business. Like one every year. I am not consistent enough to do marketing. (It's not uncommon for me to be unable to do simple errands for months at a time!).
So I REALLY evaluated what make financial sense and what does not. I'm scrapping everything except one business. I'm even quitting the dog training that I've been doing for 10+ years. I'm d*mn good at it, but not enough market in this area, and I'm not able to do the type of marketing required to be successful. And no matter what I do - I would always be underpaid!
4 online stores
2 facebook pages
2 (paid) websites, 2 paid emails
2 web forums
3 (free) emails
Woot! I feel free! Now I have to get rid of all this junk I've been bogged down with. In the last moth, I've finally (after 10 years) found my artistic style/media. I'm going to get rid of all my experimental stuff - like acrylic paints, that didn't go well!
I am so easily overwhelmed by human interaction. My brother, his wife and 2 kids were here. They are laid back and the kids are well-behaved. But I was so overwhelmed! I started having panic attacks over the littlest things - like how much butter to melt to make garlic butter!
So maybe if I get rid of all this other physical and virtual stuff going on, I can deal with other things more easily?