How To Stress Less As A Blogger

If you are reading this post, you most likely want to know of ways to stress less as a blogger. You have your own blog and you might be overwhelmed with the number of tasks that need to get done. Like emails, social media, new blog posts, product creation, completing courses, answering to comments, promoting, taking pictures, managing your Facebook group, writing guest posts, collaborating, etc.

Although blogging has a lot more pros than cons sometimes the amount of tasks that need to get done can make you feel stressed out and like what you are doing isn’t enough. So I wanted to share with you what has helped me stay sane while running my own blog and all these tips have truly helped me and I am sure they can help you too! I hope when you complete reading this post you feel more at ease 🙂

How To Stress Less As A Blogger

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SIMPLIFY


The one thing that really helped me was to simplify. For example, instead of taking all the blogging courses I had signed up for, I started with just one course at a time. Once I was done with that course, I moved on to the next one.

Something that also helped was to post once a week instead of 3 times a week and put all my focus on promoting that blog post during the week. Of course, the amount of times you post during the week will vary by individual. But I found that for right now one blog post a week is perfect and that gives me more time to do the other important tasks I need to get done.

Another way to simplify is…

  • Unsubscribe from newsletters
  • Unfollow people on your social medias

Since we need to spend time checking emails and being on social media every day, I have found that simplifying those areas by unsubscribing from emails and unfollowing on social media have saved me some time.

BATCH SIMILAR TASKS


Batching similar tasks also helps tremendously! I have designated days where I batch certain tasks.

For example, I have a day where I schedule my posts for social media for the week, schedule my next blog post, schedule posts for my Facebook Group, etc. I have another day where I write similar blog posts the same day. I have a designated day where I spend some time commenting on other blogs and while doing this I look for a blog to guest post for or collaborate with.

It saves you a lot of time in the long run to batch similar tasks together.

SCHEDULE & AUTOMATE


Oh my goodness… I absolutely love scheduling and automating!! It is such a life saver and I don’t know what I would do without it. Here are tasks that you can schedule or automate…

  • Social media posts: I use Hootsuite to schedule for Facebook, Instagram, and my Facebook Group. I use Boardbooster for Pinterest to automate Pins and I use Tailwind to schedule Pins. I talked a little more about scheduling on Pinterest in this post.
  • Automate and schedule emails for your subscribers: I use Convertkit to automate and schedule my emails. I have a free course that is automated and I also schedule the future emails I will be sending to my subscribers.
  • Schedule blog posts: When I am done with the final draft of my blog post, I schedule it on WordPress and it is set and ready to publish in the day and time I scheduled it for.

GIVE YOURSELF BREAKS


I know it could be easy to work non-stop and forget to take breaks but it’s good to give yourself breaks in between tasks to stretch, drink some water or have a snack.  You sometimes might even need to take some days off to not do anything blog related. This will help freshen up your mind and you will come back with lots of more creative ideas for your blog! 😉

HAVE A SET WORK SCHEDULE


It’s important to have work/life balance and in order to do this, you need to have a set work schedule every day just as if you had a normal job. The great thing about it is that you can set the hours yourself. There will always be a never ending to do list so even if you didn’t finish a certain task, don’t feel guilty to stop and continue the next day.

Having a good morning routine can also help you feel less stressed during the day while your working. So give yourself spare time in the morning to tidy up, eat a good breakfast, do some stretches or workout, maybe read a book. Whatever will help get you ready for the day and start off in a calm state of mind.

GET INSPIRED


Sometimes you might feel uninspired or not creative to complete your task. What can help is to check out other blogs or watch videos that are about the similar topic to get inspiration from it to complete what you need to do, whether that is a blog post or product you are creating.

DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOUR HEALTH


Lastly but definitely not least is to take care of your health. Stress doesn’t help increase your well being, so when your body is telling you that you need a break, or you need some days off, listen.

Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” -Dalai Lama


I really hope this helped you out and you start putting these tips into practice.  So you can see the great benefits of simplifying, batching similar tasks, scheduling and automating, giving yourself breaks, having a set work schedule, getting inspired, and taking care of your health can do for you as a blogger and overall well being! 🙂

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53 thoughts on “How To Stress Less As A Blogger

  1. A schedule is something I really need to work on but it is hard with a little one in tow. All really great tips. Thank you.

    • Thank you very much Jennifer!

      I hope you have a great day 🙂

      Janett

  2. Really good and interesting advises. I am new to the subject of blogging and I will definitely give the automatic schedule a try. Thanks

    • Yes you definitely should! It will save you a lot of time 🙂

      Thanks for your comment and have a lovely day!

      Janett

  3. Chrisy B. says:

    I just started scheduling out post to my social medias. I normally schedule my post out a week in advance so I can focus on other things.

    • Yup exactly what I like doing too and it really helps me out! 🙂

      Hope you have a wonderful week Chrisy!

      Janett

  4. Great advice! I especially appreciate the tip of remembering your health. I get so caught up in completing my list of things to do that I forget to take care of me. Good reminders!

  5. Thank you for these tips. I am very guilty about taking courses all at the same time! I might need to slow down a bit, lol. And about the schedule… still working on that!

  6. Really agree with getting a scheduling tool for social media/social bookmarking sites. I use Tailwind for Pinterest and let it automate it for me! Really reduced my stress levels.

  7. Really nice post! consistency in my schedule is something I am working on.

  8. Sasha says:

    Post was very helpful. Thanks for the great tips!

  9. Heaven Leigh says:

    I need to start batch scheduling so that I’m not worrying about everything I need to do every single day! My stress level has definitely been pretty high, so thanks a lot for these tips!

  10. Such a great idea to group similar work assignments together on one day (pinning, writing, etc). Blogging is definitely a passion of mine, but the stress can catch up to you!

  11. lots of great advice! ill be coming back to this for sure!

  12. Great advice! You have confirmed some things for me. I want to get a better handle on creating systems and following a schedule so that I have less stress over it all. And more time to do other things! 🙂 Thanks!!

  13. Thank you for this post. Since I started blogging I find that it is so easy to sign up for every e-mail course. There is so much out there that I really need to take your suggestion and just take it one step at a time! I also have been trying to post 3 times per week but I’m now wondering if I try just once a week and promoting it like you did. Maybe I’ll play around with it and see what works!

    • Yes just try out different things and see what works best for you and what helps you feel less stressed 🙂

      Thank you for your sweet comment Tracy! <3

      Janett 🙂

  14. Hi Janett, this post is exactly what I needed today. You see I try to post twice a week (Wednesday and Sunday) but sometimes life just gets too busy and I didn’t manage to finish a post for today. I know I shouldn’t be too hard on myself but I cant help feeling disappointed. Yet from reading your post I feel much better knowing that other bloggers face stress too, as much as we love our blogs. These tips are really great, I especially like the schedule and automate section, I’m looking at Board Booster now as I only have Tailwind for Pinterest at the moment. Thanks so much for writing this post and I will definitely be sharing it! x

    • Aw thank you so much! You are so sweet. I know exactly how you feel so don’t worry I understand 🙂

      I ended up just posting once a week because I didn’t notice any difference in my traffic if I post once or three times a week. So I decided to just stick to one post a week for now and put all my attention to that one post. You can try out whatever works best for you!

      Yes scheduling and automating will really help you out and save you time. I am so glad automating and scheduling exists because I don’t know what I would do without it! Lol

      So happy this post helped you out and I hope you have a wonderful week Laura! <3

      Janett 🙂

  15. Totally needed this! I noticed from my goals last month that I spent more time on my blogging goals than personal ones… Anyways, refocusing and trying to accomplish more this month in the health area!

    • That is so good Danielle! 🙂 You won’t regret it! <3

      Janett 🙂

  16. Cathy says:

    Very good article. As a new blogger and full time worker I am struggling somewhat with being overwhelmed. You make good points in this article that I am going to consider

    • Thank you very much Cathy! Much appreciated 🙂

      Hope you have a great day!

      Janett

  17. These are really great tips! Thanks for sharing

  18. Sarah says:

    This post came around for me at the exact right time. I’m just starting my blog/youtube channel and today I was feeling overwhelmed. I also work 40+ hours per week at my day job. I am going to take time to reavaluate my schedule to use my time more efficiently.

    • Aww I am so glad Sarah! Glad it helped you out in some way 🙂

      Yes every time you feel overwhelmed it’s time to change things up so you could feel more at ease.

      Looking forward to your youtube channel… Let me know what your Youtube name is so I could subscribe and support you! <3

  19. Lovely tip! Can’t agree more with your about Unsubscribe from newsletters and unfollowing people on your social media. It takes too much time!

  20. Ashley says:

    I definitely have been stressed with my blog lately. I think I will definitely cut back to one post a week! Also set specific work hours instead of just flying by the seat of my pants! Thank you!

    • Yes I used to also just work at whatever hours but I have a set work schedule now and it feels so good! I recommend it 🙂

      Thanks for your comment Ashley 😀

      Janett

  21. Great post! I actually revisit social media accounts once a month to see if I need to unfollow someone because they take up too much space.

  22. This is a great article and so timely for me. I feel like I can never get enough done in a day and these tips are exactly what it need. Thanks​!!

  23. This is a great post! I need to learn to focus on completing one course at a time. I have so many resources saved, and I just want to look at them all, but I can’t!

  24. a big thing is to remember why you started! To begin something enjoyable and not to make it feel like a task! great post xx

  25. I really needed to read this as I am a tad overwhelmed at the moment. Your simplify tip was helpful for me.

  26. Thank you so much for this post. I soo needed this in my life. Perfect timing. I can’t wait to try your tips!.

    • I am so glad Kamira! 🙂 I hope it helps you out. I am sure it will! <3

      Have a lovely weekend and thanks for your comment 🙂

  27. Oh thank god I am not the only one fighting with myself over the schedule. I try to post twice a week but sometimes I just cannot get myself to write it and post it. Thanks for this, I really needed something like this.

  28. Sarah says:

    This article hits home for me. I work fulltime and am trying to start a blog so that I can cut back my hours, but finding time to do everything is really difficult. Thanks for the tips.

  29. Great post! It’s so easy to get caught up in all the little things that need to be done that you don’t actually accomplish anything important. Your system is so helpful.

  30. Great advice! Thank you for the helpful tip! Will get that in mind

  31. So great written! Thanks for sharing your ideas, it´s so overhelming to blog sometimes and 24h per day thinking can be taugh

  32. This came just in time! I really got to get a hold of a good schedule!

  33. Thank you so much for this advice! It is easy to get stressed and overwhelmed. I have learned to take a break and stop comparing!

  34. Taking care of one’s health is very important. I found that out the hard way and that is why I blog less than I did before.

  35. Great tips Janette. Totally agree with unsubscribing from newsletters and unfollowing some people – it does take a bit of time reading newsletters or sorting through them. We can achieve lots if we’re disciplined enough to have schedules etc.

  36. Sue Tanya McHorgh says:

    You have some good tips here for bloggers. I agree, scheduling is important. Thanks for sharing.

  37. Thanks so much for these great tips!! I really need to get a schedule down and stick to it! Thanks for the encouragement! I also love your quote from the DL!

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