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 🙂
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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.
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! 🙂