And I repeat this mantra:
I am not my work.
As a self-employed person, this can be a hard nut to swallow. Our livelihoods depend on our work. And, if you're like me, you love your work. You coddle it. It's your baby--sometimes a colicky, maddening baby, but a baby you love no less.
What I am is the system of values, thoughts and behaviors that produce the product that is my work.