When it comes to blogging, it’s essential to take care of your mental health. Blogging is a tough job and will test your mental health in the long run. After all, it’s difficult to write if you’re not feeling your best self.
Some of these tips are from my own experience as a blogger and others I found during my research on mental health.
Disclaimer: I’m not a mental health expert and the information provided is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
1. Have a support group
Being a blogger can be a lonely journey, which is why having a support group will be very good for you. Through a support group, you can find like-minded individuals who share the same passions and struggles as you. You can ask them for advice and moral support. One of the best support groups you can have is a blogging community. Another important support group is your family as well as your friends.
2. Track your writing
Part of being a blogger is learning how to manage your time. Deadlines can be quite stressful for bloggers. This is why tracking your writing can help you finish work on time and avoid stress.
3. Take breaks
Burnout is common for bloggers. There are a lot of things that we juggle aside from blogging that can take a toll on our mental health. During writing, take breaks whenever you can and come back to write when you are feeling replenished.
4. Practice mindfulness
If you don’t feel like writing, practicing mindfulness can help you stay present. One mindfulness practice I recommend is meditation. Meditation, allows you to relax whenever you feel stressed. You could also say positive affirmations before starting your writing practice.
5. Get help
If you see that things are not changing, seek out the help of a qualified mental health professional.