10 Tips to Defeat Blogging Stress

  July 9, 2021 blogging tips 🕑 7 minutes read

Doha, Qatar

 

(Updated 7/9/2021)

 

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.

 

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El Valle de Anton Panama

 

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:

 

 

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.

 

1 Ridiculous Blogging Con Game

 

 

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.

 

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Hidden Beach, Bali

 

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.

 

Conclusion

 

Follow these tips.

 

Dissolve blogging stress.

 

Blog gracefully through any situation to accelerate your blogging success.

  1. Ryan Biddulph says:
    at 10:56 pm

    I left a thought.

  2. Adeel Sami says:
    at 4:09 am

    Hey, buddy!

    You know what?

    I am so deprived of the sleep… And I don’t know why…

    Have been wide-awake right at 6 am no matter I sleep at 10 pm or 2 am.

    Been absolutely months since this started to happen with me.

    And when I see the people sleeping soundly and for long hours, I feel so different and amazed as to why can’t I take a good sound sleep?

    I have a hunch or probably a clue as to why I am into such a situation but my body does not get tired.

    I am all-home sitting for hours in front of the laptops and not moving for an inch.

    That means I am not getting tired and my brain is always ON WORK that it does not sleep.

    If I can add, during my sleep time I have not slept soundly. I am awake most of the time.

    I gotta change my routine.

    I surely need to and to add exercises so the body gets tired.

    Stress is the killer… for everyone.

    We cannot really move into the right direction when stuck with stress…

    This has to be dealt accordingly and right.

    Don’t put in so much effort in correcting the work during the stressing time or else the things won’t really work well.

    And the addition of FUN is so important to bring a change, right? 🙂

    Thanks for the great one, buddy! 🙂

    ~ Adeel

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:58 am

      Hi Adeel,

      Hmmmm….adding more exercise will help you tire out and sleep more.

      Do you drink coffee or tea at all? If you are drinking caffeine during or around sleeping hours it can throw you off a bit. Also, exercising earlier in the day can ensure your metabolism slows down before bed-time, helping you get your Zzzzz’s.

      Super point on the effort. Easy does it. I learned this lesson….the hard way 😉 Now I comments and write posts and create videos from that easy going space and everything flows super smoothly.

      Thanks as always 🙂

      Ryan

  3. Robin Khokhar says:
    at 1:20 am

    Hi Ryan,
    Yesterday I read your post on Enstine’s blog and today I found this amazing post. You are simply doing a great job.
    I really appreciate that.
    Thanks for sharing these articles.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 7:18 am

      Hi Robin,

      Thanks a bunch brother.

      You rock 🙂

      Ryan

  4. Muhammad Tabish says:
    at 10:41 am

    Oh Wow, Ryan Sir,
    This is Very Interesting Post: Thank’s For Sharing Blogging Stress Info!
    Well Written, Keep Sharing!

    Have a Nice Day

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 2:07 am

      Hi Muhammad,

      Awesome dude. Thanks for reading and commenting.

      Ryan

  5. Donna Merrill says:
    at 12:55 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    Boy, this really touches on so many points that bloggers must always deal with, even if they’re fully integrated with the latest release version of the Skynet Cyberdine Systems 🙂

    This entire article was an cathartic experience for me.

    It reminded me of many reasons why I blog, why I network with other bloggers and why it’s especially supportive during times of stress.

    Besides the extra sleep I gift to myself during those times of stress, I also am really careful to steer clear of the low energy (and yes, negative energy) folks in my life.

    Turning to other positive and forward thinking bloggers like you, help me stay on course.

    It’s not BS, it’s the BSS … Blogging Support System, haha

    -Donna

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 2:04 am

      Hi Donna,

      Hehehe bonus points for any Terminator reference 🙂

      I see more benefits from the supportive aspect of blogging than I’d have believed. Awesome people like you surround me, lift me up and keep me persisting through it all.

      We really do help each other stay on the straight and narrow despite anything that happens.

      Thanks much for your BSS 😉

      Ryan

  6. Cori Ramos says:
    at 6:09 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    I watched your video on Facebook while I was waiting for my grandson to get out of school. I so needed to hear your message. It’s been a stressful day for me and I have had little time to blog today (my mom had to be rushed to the hospital – her glucose level dropped to 20 but thankfully she’s stable).

    What helps me relieve stress is getting on the treadmill and walking until I tire out but I never thought of blogging as a form of destressing. There are days I can blog through it and days like today when it’s hard.

    When you mentioned how blogging can be cathartic, that really sunk in and it inspired a post – love when that happens. 🙂

    You post came at the perfect time for me. Thank you! Have great day!

    Cori

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 1:47 am

      Hi Cori,

      I hope mom is feeling better now. Sending my healing energies your way.

      I felt kinda stressed the day I wrote this post. Idea seed hit my mind. Write. Publish.

      We all deal with stressors but sometimes let tough circumstances fully dictate our blogging day.

      Hear hear on the treadmill! They’ve one here so I use it almost daily to dissipate stressed energies. Exercise does wonders for dissolving stressed energy blocks.

      So happy you found this at the right time Cori. Thanks for reading 🙂

      Ryan

  7. Hana Rozensky says:
    at 12:54 pm

    Thanks for great arcicle. I try to follow all the rules except this: Break when You Need to..
    I try to write even though I am pretty tired. It’s a mistake I’d say…

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:08 am

      Hi Hana,

      Thanks much for reading.

      I too push things writing-wise sometimes. I may even be breaking this rule now LOL. But mostly I work/play when well-rested.

      Ryan

  8. Robert Reece says:
    at 11:51 am

    I needed this. I just started blogging and internet marketing and I feel so overwhelmed even to the point where I feel like I want to cry right now. I am a very emotional person and this was extremely helpful. I struggle with what to write, whether it is written well, and getting people to engage on my posts. Thank you Ryan. I was given your blog as a suggestion from Louis Doughty. I am glad he did.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 3:07 am

      Hi Robert,

      Fabulous my friend.

      Here’s a secret; being emotional is a gift. I learned of this gift through the release of crying. Because by being present, breathing deeply and crying you release the root of the overwhelmed, struggling what to write, is it well-written? and engagement worries feelings. Like magic. Crying is the ultimate cathartic experience. Let the flood gates go. Just find a quiet spot and grab a pillow if you prefer to muffle things.

      Wow….I need to get to know Louis better! Magic of the internet at it again 😉

      Thanks a bunch and keep at it Robert.

      Ryan

  9. Sherman Smith says:
    at 2:35 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    Sometimes when you get to the point where you’re about to break, it would be a good time to crawl in your own personal whole and take a break.

    I definitely agree with #8 and #9!

    Sometimes you have to let some people go while you’re going through it. Especially the negative nellies and the one’s who aren’t really concern with you well being. At that moment they’re just a waste of time to be around.

    Also getting those 8-10 hours of sleep help a lot. It helps you to regenerate yourself for the next day and helps to relieve those stressful moments. I was doing good for while, but now I’ve been getting 6-8 hours of sleep. I gotta get back into the swing of things

    Thanks for sharing Ryan! Have a good one!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 3:00 am

      Hi Sherman,

      Me too on the sleep bit bro.

      We arrived to Qatar over 2 weeks ago. Jet lag. Sleep sked way off. I was 8-10 for months back in NJ. Then 5 – 7 for a while here.

      Last night could be a turning point. 12 hours in bed. 11 sleeping. Sleep Warrior Time LOL!

      Thanks as always and enjoy your weekend.

      Ryan

  10. rajat pandit says:
    at 12:23 pm

    Sir very very thank to you for sharing this informative post to us.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:05 pm

      Hi Rajat,

      My pleasure my friend.

      Ryan

  11. Patchesoft says:
    at 3:17 am

    Very good tips; I have found my blogging to be really cathartic this year due to having some serious issues happen with my own life. Thanks for the great read!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:10 am

      Hi PS,

      Ditto on that. Life intervenes sometimes. Then we find out what we’re capable of.

      Thanks much.

      Ryan

  12. SharlaAnn Matyjanka says:
    at 5:03 pm

    Hi Ryan
    This is a very important post you have written. As someone who has suffered severe burnout that actually led to a career change I am super aware of my stressors. Most people don’t even know they are stressed until they are seriously ill. Even then they may not realize their illness started because of stress. I just listened to a great pod cast last week on the importance of taking breaks and how to do them properly. It was a great listen.
    SharlaAnn

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:08 pm

      Hi SharlaAnn,

      Goodness, I have been there too with stress and not being aware. I spend many hours daily offline, sleeping, meditating, doing yoga and reading A Course in Miracles. We need to be aware to catch stress warning signs before becoming sick.