Life in paradise ain’t always peaches and cream.
Blogging stress often rears its ugly head at your most vulnerable moments. Writer’s block assails bloggers publishing on a tight deadline. Profits seem to vanish the moment you need to cover an unexpected expense. Perhaps your spouse demands you to give up blogging in a fleeting but painful moment. Bloggers who do not handle stress well struggle horribly during rough stretches. Falling like a house of cards leads to more blogging problems. Making matters worse, bloggers delay their success by days, weeks or even months by not dealing effectively with these deep anxieties.
Life becomes stressful online and offline. Overcoming stress related to blogging and life in general positions you to succeed online.
Two options greet bloggers suffering through stress:
- pull back from blogging for months or quit blogging completely
- learn how to deal with stressors to keep blogging despite anything that happens
Benefits of Beating Blogging Stress
Defeating blogging stress:
- enhances your prolific nature
- allows you to largely enjoy the blogging journey
- promotes clear thinking
- improves your planning
- aligns you with successful bloggers
De-stressing gives you clarity of thought. Bloggers struggle by not thinking clearly. Stress promotes mental chaos. But beating stress gives you peace of mind enough to see solutions to all blogging problems.
Follow these tips to blog through stress.
1: Blog with Love
Blog with love.
Shift your attention from your stress to how you can serve other human beings. Make that leap to dissolve stress into compassion.
Think about your readers to overcome writer’s block. Focus on helping people versus trying to write or how to get blog post ideas. Put your attention on other people. Blog with love. Overcome blogging stress.
Blogging with love versus usually feels uncomfortable at first. Bloggers feel accustomed to blogging for money or popularity. Face, feel and release fears aligned with blogging for outcomes. Sit with these uncomfortable emotions. Watch stress dissolve before your eyes.
Every blogging problem grows from outcomes. Stop blogging solely to get money from people. Blog mainly to have fun helping people. Imagine yourself giving to readers instead of trying to get money from people. Make this shift to lessen blogging stressors.
Blogging becomes easy for people who vibe love. Generate this easy, loving vibe to step out of an anxious blogging environment.
2: Surround Yourself with Only Loving People
Hang with loving, caring, high energy folks.
Feed on their energy.
Leave your stresses behind.
If you only hang with folks who are Pity Party Planners you will get nothing done when all appears to turn to custard.
But surrounding yourself with loving, empowering bloggers helps you blog despite any tough stuff you’re going through.
Sue-Ann Bubacz is a kind blogger. Connect with bloggers like her. Surround yourself with high energy bloggers to wade through stressful blogging periods.
Generous, compassionate bloggers de-stress you via osmosis. Feed off of their caring vibe to know you are cared for. All is well. Whatever appears to feed stress gradually disappears in the presence of thoughtful people. Stress dissolves into loving support. How can you feel stressed if dear blogging buddies prove you have nothing to worry about?
Hang with loving bloggers to defeat blogging anxiety.
3: Blog for Cathartic Purposes
Blog to cleanse your mind.
Blog for cathartic purposes to leave stress in your rear-view mirror.
Every blogging stressor grows from focusing on blogging outcomes like traffic and profits. Concentrate on the process of helping people. Enjoy expressing yourself through your blog posts.
Frame blogging in cathartic fashion. Drive traffic and boost profits by falling in love with the blogging process. See blogging as a labor of love to cleanse your mind of blogging stress.
Move out of outcomes-driven blogging circles. Bloggers focused heavily on making money concentrate little on catharsis because profits weigh heavily on their minds. Allow them to walk their blogging journey as they see fit but step away from their path to increase your peace of mind. Treat blogging like an enjoyable inner journey to feel good about your online campaign.
4: Allow the Stress to Purify You
Face stress. Embrace stress. Release stress.
Feel your feelings. Experience stressors. Cry into a pillow. Punch a pillow. Express blogging stress to purify your mind.
Feeling stress clears stress. See frenzied energies not as enemies but purifying agents. Change your relationship with blogging anxiety. Be less resistant to blogging worries. Open your mind to these energies. Let stress clear deep fears in your mind. Clear fears to develop peace of mind.
Become peaceful by feeling stress blocking your peace of mind.
Even though ego ducks stress do your best to be present for blogging fears and related excuses. Do your best to feel fear versus avoiding these emotions. Feel fear to free yourself of stress and to clear your mind of these poisonous emotions. Doesn’t it make sense to feel bad for a few moments but good most of the time?
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5: Take Breaks
Take frequent breaks from blogging to de-stress yourself.
Pulling back refreshes your mind and body.
Resist urges to plow through blogging stress with hard work. I struggled during stressful stretches of life both blogging-wise and offline too. Hard work buries stress. Buried stress festers into deeper mental and physical problems.
Taking frequent blogging breaks keeps you:
- thinking clearly
- blogging effectively
Different Length Breaks for Different Forms of Stress
Take hourly blogging breaks to cut through stresses related to traffic, profits and writer’s block. Each stress triggers light to moderate fears in most people. But deeply with the deep, powerful fears related to stress related to suffering through a parent’s death requires you to pull back from blogging for a sustained period of time.
Trust your intuition to deal with severe trauma. Bloggers may take a week or even month off from blogging during periods of excruciating stress. Hop back in the blogging saddle slowly after suffering through trauma. Honor your inner pull. Ease back into blogging. Defeat titanic stress gradually to eventually find your blogging mojo.
This video explains why trying to work super hard and plow through blogging is never the answer.
6: Recount the Stressful Situation to Sap its Strength
Resisting stress creates stress.
But telling stories about your stresses – through blog posts – literally saps the lower energies of their powers.
I’ve shared wacky travel tales from the road – like the best and worst house sit in Costa Rica – to entertain, inform and inspire. Sharing these stories also cleared residual stresses suffered from harrowing tales.
The Costa Rica jungle sit was stressful at times. Wading through fer de lanz infested waters to free up your only water source for 3 miles, living among bullet ants and feeling isolated from humanity felt highly uncomfortable. Writing about each experience clear fears to promote peace of mind.
Convert your nightmare into a blog post. Render helpful service. Take the wind out of the stress’ sails.
7: Observe How Inspirational Bloggers Handle Stress
My friend Maxwell Ivey is a fabulous blogger who happens to be blind.
After meeting him in NYC I saw the potentially super stressful situations he could encounter daily. Max takes life in stride. What seems impossible to most is very possible to him.
Observe how inspirational bloggers handle stress. If they can do it you can too.
Seeing how other bloggers conquer anxiety clues you in to learn through osmosis. Bloggers profess exercising, resting and surrounding themselves with caring bloggers ease stress. Follow their lead. Put their advice into action. Learn from pros how to dissolve stress. Increase your peace of mind.
8: Double Down on Sleep
Sleep is the great stress killer.
When I feel stressed or run down I make sure to get 8-10 hours daily. Even if I feel good I stay bed bound for 8 hours or longer.
Getting ample sleep rests your mind, recharges your body and allows stress to dissolve into peace.
Set alarms to get to bed early and to stay in bed for ample time. Develop good sleeping habits. Stop infesting caffeine during afternoon hours to prevent late night jitters. Read prior to bed instead of staring at your phone. Use heavy drapes to reduce light in your bedroom.
Sleep well. Reduce blogging stressors.
9: Release Lower Energy Folks from Your Life
Surrounding yourself with loving people is one thing.
Letting go negative nellies is quite another.
Go into hiding for a bit. Get away from stress as you learn to face, embrace and release stress on your own.
Trying to run a blog while dealing with your stress and the stresses of unclear folks around you is virtually impossible.
Go off the grid. Let go the lower energies.
Blogging stress grows in the company of stressed bloggers who slam into obstacles frequently. Resistance-focused bloggers teach you how to surrender to blogging problems. Release these individuals. Allow successful bloggers into your experience. Defeat stress by letting go bloggers who cause stress in your life.
10: Return to Spirit
Spirit knows not stress. Only minds know stress.
Forgive yourself. See love around you. Feel cared for. Feel like Spirit is in your corner.
The world and its people create stress.
Spirit is love, peace and harmony.
Follow these tips.
Dissolve blogging stress.
Blog gracefully through any situation to accelerate your blogging success.