Why you need a break from blogging…
Blogging has become an important part of my life over the last 6 months. I love interacting with people, learning new things, and sharing my passions. However, just like any other activity or job, it’s important to balance blogging with the rest of your life. This is SO important! If you don’t learn how to balance, the odds are against you in the blogging world. So many new bloggers don’t succeed because of this. I was almost one of them!
During the first month of blogging, I was so excited! I poured every minute I could into my blog. I work 8-5, so I really didn’t have a lot of time to devote to blogging in the first place, but I was going full steam ahead. My blog was like a shiny new toy that I didn’t want to put down. I had so many ideas and goals and I was determined to succeed…and then I got burned out.
After the first month of non-stop blogging, I was over it. I seriously considered shutting down my blog. What had started as a passion, turned into something I despised. I hated the thought of even logging into WordPress. I knew at that moment that I needed to step back and regroup.
Deep down, I didn’t really want to give up blogging, but I knew I had to make some changes. I couldn’t keep going at the rate I was. I decided to purchase a planner, which I should have had in the first place, and I made myself a schedule.
Part of the schedule is giving myself two days off a week from blogging. I still interact with my followers on social media and I reply back to comments, but on those two days, I don’t create any type of content or anything else that will consume my time. I NEED that time for myself.
I can’t tell you how to make your schedule, or what will work best for you, but I CAN tell you to take some time away from blogging every now and then. If you can’t commit to taking two days off a week, then try to squeeze in some “me time” when you can. I can’t recommend this enough!
Now that I have designated times to work on my blog, I feel a sense of relief. I think more clearly, I’m more productive and I actually enjoy what I do!
What are some of the ways you balance your life and your blog?
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