How to Manage Your Mental Health as a Blogger
If you’re a blogger that struggles with your mental health, it can be difficult to find a balance between blogging and self-care. You don’t want to sacrifice all of the hard work you’ve put into your blog, but you also don’t want to sacrifice your mental health.
And as bloggers we spend a lot of time in front of a screen. Which can get both physically and emotionally tiring. So it’s important to implement some tips on managing your mental health while blogging.
I’ll be going over 6 ways you can care for your mental health as a blogger without sacrificing your blog’s growth. Let’s begin..
Set Small Goals
Brainstorm and write down small goals that you have for your blog. This could be the number of posts you want to write this month, or the number of views you want to hit, etc.
By choosing small goals, you can easily look back on them and celebrate your wins. And remember, these small successes add up.
I also think writing down your goals helps you accomplish them. I love looking back and seeing what I’ve accomplished. It also gives me motivation to keep blogging.
Create a Schedule
Create a blogging routine of all your weekly blogging, social media, email marketing, and other miscellaneous tasks. If you struggle with mental health, then you know that motivation often waxes and wanes.
But since consistency is key to blogging, creating a blog schedule can help eliminate last minute deadlines and surprises since every task has its place.
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Write Out Your Daily Blogging Tasks
In conjunction to your blogging routine, start the day by writing down all of the specific tasks that need to be completed that day. Start with the hardest or most important tasks, and tick them off as you go throughout the day. You’ll feel so accomplished once all the tasks are marked off.
Stop Playing The Comparison Game
Being a blogger means being apart of the blogging community. And it can be difficult not to compare yourself to other bloggers.
Everyone has different paths, so someone else’s success doesn’t take away from your own. And it also doesn’t mean that you won’t accomplish what another blogger has.
So focus on your goals and celebrate your accomplishments no matter how small.
Have Offline Hobbies
Bloggers spend so much time online, so it’s important to have hobbies outside of your phone or computer. Leisurely scrolling through Pinterest or binge-watching Netflix shows can be fun, but dedicate a few hobbies that are strictly offline to give your mind (and eyes) a break.
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Unfollow Accounts That Make You Feel Bad
Make your social feed a welcoming place by following people who make you feel good. Go through your following list and ask yourself if someone adds or takes away from your experience online.
Remember, you don’t owe anyone a follow. Fine tune your feed to how you see fit.
Protecting your mental health is very important as a blogger. Applying these 6 tips will help you manage your mental health while blogging and in-turn will help your blog in the long run.
What tips do you have for managing your mental health as a blogger? Share below!