🌟 Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a wonderful day full of the best readings and the most incredible moments. ❤️Today I feel SO SO excited to share this spontaneous post with you, I confess that I had other plans for today, in fact, plans that I’ll not reveal because I’ll be carrying them out later, but hey, this topic came up in my mind very suddenly, and I want to take advantage of this inspirational moment to share with you these 5 key points that have helped me over time to blog stress-free. 👏🏻 Of course, I don’t have the absolute truth on any subject, but I always try to speak to you from my own experience and I hope together we can grow and learn from each other that’s the most important thing, so my comments are open to all of you, so you can also share your experiences and let me know what you think about each point that we’ll touch next. 🥰
I know exactly how blogging with stress feels like, and it’s not fun at all. I’ve been blogging for more than 4 years and I’ve gone through all the mind stages, so little by little I’ve been adapting myself and I’ve been going through different facets to which you’re exposed when you are a blogger 🥺, in this case, a book blogger, but I talk about any content from the blogger world in general. This isn’t the first time I’ll talk about blogging and my experience in this regard, it’s the first time that I’ll touch precisely on the subject of stress and I’ll focus on those things that YOU SHOULD NOT DO in order to avoid this state and get into a nicer one to obviously enjoy the experience because, at the end of the day, we all started on this because we have something to say and a lot to share, and then we stay because we’re passionate about it and it makes us happy, so I think blogging is a wonderful tool for expression and I would like to be able to convey to you those things that I should have stopped focusing on to fully enjoy it. 😍
Now without further ado, I hope you enjoy the post a lot & that it’s somehow useful to you. Thanks for always being there for me 💞 and let’s GET STARTED! 🌟
💻 Stop Focusing on the Wrong
What I mean by stop focusing on the wrong thing is basically when we put our energy and all our focus on aspects that take us off our axis, for example being super focused on our statistics when blogging, which I’ve noticed is one of the most common things that happen to all of us at some point during our blogger journey. I’ve been there, I recognize that at one point it was very important to me to have good statistics, they made me feel better about myself, as more valued or something like that, but then I began to relax more, I began to have other activities outside the blog and I realized that due to not having time to advertise so much my content had caused my numbers to drop considerably, and I understood that it was fine and that not because I had fewer visits my content was less good or less valid. Also thanks to taking away the focus and the importance of this, I’ve realized how refreshing and more relaxing it is to take care of my blog without even checking this type of thing, I’ve also noticed how the people who are still there are the most incredible and more faithful, and I’ve found many good friends who always support me no matter what, and that’s the key, guys, this is where you should put your energy on and not in a few simple numbers that at the end of the day mean nothing more than that.
💻 Stop Feeling Guilt
This year I’ve started my own business, I putt a healthy food, vegetables & green place, I’m obviously super excited about it and it has been a great blessing for which I’m very grateful. On the other hand, because this project has taken a lot of my time and energy, I neglected my blog a bit and that has made me feel quite culty, so I started to notice that I was uploading things simply for the sake of complying, you know? And at the end, every moment when I was doing something else with my free time, I felt guilty for not putting my time on the blog. All this ends up being unnecessary stress for me, so without a doubt, I’ve learned especially this year to remove my thoughts from guilt and to feel good doing other things that make me happy outside of my blog, and now I feel much freer and also more inspired to put this type of content on my blog. Guys, learning, growing, and moving forward is the natural thing in life, it’s good that we get confused and it’s good that we cannot do everything at once, but it’s not good to feel guilty for the decisions we make, as long as your heart tells you is the right thing to do and it’s what feels good, do it, and if that means taking your blog to the background for a while, no one will think that you no longer want to do it or aren’t capable of, believe me, we all go through the same thing and in the end, it’s worth it, because returning with a new, more positive attitude, will make your content flourishing and feels incredible. I can’t give it a 100% of me all the time but I can give my best and that’s enough.
💻 Stop Overthinking
Overthinking is the natural enemy of many of us and in the world of blogging, it can be an even bigger problem. When you dedicate yourself to creating content, whatever the platform, I think there’s always a little damn voice inside that tells you to re-think everything again, that what you’re creating can be better, that maybe it’s not enough, or maybe your readers don’t like it or whatever. THAT HAS TO STOP THERE, only you have the power to stop this type of compulsive thinking and I know it’s not easy, but you must exercise putting more faith in yourself and in your content, there’s no such thing as perfection and that’s an extremely important point when you’re part of these communication platforms. Could your review have been better? Maybe, but that doesn’t matter, because when you’re looking for perfection you’re forgetting why you’re doing what you’re doing in the first place, and you have probably stopped enjoying the process of writing and creating because again, your focus is in the wrong place. Sometimes our perfectionist minds can play tricks on us and believe me, I only have one piece of advice when you start to overthink things, and it’s TRUST YOUR INSTINCT, TRUST YOURSELF. When you think about uploading something to your blog, just do it, don’t think twice, make mistakes if it’s necessary, but never be left with the doubt just because you thought too much and that led to the worst scenario, you know?
If you feel it’s the right thing to change the style of your blog, change the format in which you write reviews, or perhaps change even the content of your blog, do it, trust your guts, in your uniqueness, and will work no matter what you do.
💻 Stop Comparing Yourself
I know this is one of the most challenging points of all, and you cannot deny that we have all compared ourselves to others at some point in our lives, in this case with respect to our blogs, how they look, or our own content. I know that none of us does it from a bad or dark place in any way, I think it’s something more natural in people than we’re willing to admit. But this doesn’t mean that we cannot avoid it, in fact, we can and we will! You must stop comparing yourself with others because you know what? NOBODY IS LIKE YOU, and that’s the point that’s something we should be proud of, no one writes like you, no one creates in the same way or thinks in the same way, much less we express ourselves in the same way, this makes the diversity when it comes to content be INCREDIBLY RICH. And believe me, you’re part of this diversity, trust your content, it’s super important that you do it, that you know that you’re writing something unique for the world, that comes out of you, and that alone is so wonderful. When I started blogging I didn’t see myself capable of being one of those people who feel super proud of their content, and I’ve really grown to become someone who’s proud of what post, and I know that it’s not the best content in the world, but it comes from someone who couldn’t even speak properly in English 4 years ago, and I think I’ve improved a lot and for those simple but great steps of growth you have to be proud of what you create and put out there, always compete to be better than you already were, there’s no one else, only you, your thoughts and your creation and I know you can make it incredible.
💻 Stop Setting Yourself Impossible Goals
This is so me, I used to set extremely high monthly goals in order to achieve everything I had to do and to read, post & basically for life itself lol, and with time I realized that it wasn’t worth it, honestly start to put myself smaller goals have changed a lot my way of living my days, and of course, above all, I lower my stress a lot, now I know that if I read less a day or simply post less, it’s fine while I’m doing it anyway but in a lesser extent, you know? If your goals are smaller, they’re easier to achieve, this makes you feel more relaxed and you can free yourself from all that unnecessary stress. It doesn’t make sense to set huge goals when it’s something that we ourselves can control, as in this case with our blogs. We already have enough challenges in our daily lives, I don’t see why it makes much sense to put more obstacles when it’s our entire decision, and please guys, celebrate each victory no matter how small. Did you read 50 pages today? That’s great!! Do you upload one post per week? amazing! Give yourself some of the credit you deserve.
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🌟 Time to Chat! What do you think about the stress blogging can generate? Have you been there? & What’s your best tip to overcome it? What has worked for you in the past? Let me know everything in the comments, you know I love to know what you think 🌟