Guys I totally get it. Life intervenes. Sometimes, life throws us a small curveball and other times a big curveball. Sometimes life pretty much Turns Upside Down. Living through the death of a loved one or perhaps a loved one suffering through a terminal illness can feel paralyzing. Trying to blog while you feel paralyzed is a nearly impossible task. This is why you need to learn how to deal with your emotions in order to blog when life gets tough.
Like every human, I have dealt with my fair amount of heartache. Life can be tough to experience. But at the end of the day, either you get the job done or you do not. Of course, when you are experiencing a particularly traumatic episode, blogging takes a back seat. I am no blogging machine. I am no blogging robot. I take time off when I need to lick my wounds and feel my emotions. But I tend to keep blogging no matter what happens because I follow a few basic tips for blogging when life gets hectic.
Practical Emotional Hygiene
I heard this term the other day and absolutely loved it. Practicing emotional hygiene is like cleaning up your mind to purge negative thoughts. We all have fears. But most bloggers allow fear to cripple them, putting them on the blogging sidelines. Practicing emotional hygiene simply helps you feel and release fears fast so you can get right back to blogging. Spend at least 30 to 60 minutes daily following an energy management ritual to deal with your emotions. Consider meditating, doing yin yoga or perhaps doing kriya yoga to move your feelings along. Toss in light exercise to really get your energy flowing. I spend three to four hours daily managing my energy. This sure hasn’t hurt my blogging career, as I blog every single day no matter what happens.
Invest in Resources
Iron Mike Tyson said everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. How true! Most of us stick to a solid plan when we’re in our comfort zone but when life gets turned upside down, most bloggers mail it in and quit. Some bloggers simply stop blogging for months at a time, losing critical success momentum. Your job is to keep blogging through thick and thin, so you better have premium resources at your disposal when times get tough. Buy ebooks or courses to have a complete resource in your cyber hands when you need it. Referring to blog posts and videos alone tends to be tough for keeping your blogging mojo going but a complete course or ebook at your hands gets you back on the blogging straight and narrow when you need to be.
Surround Yourself with Inspiration
Surround yourself with inspiration. Follow inspirational bloggers and personal development coaches to raise your energy. More importantly, learn from the obstacles these people overcame to become successful. Fools believe I am lucky. Those who know my entire story understand the obstacles I had to overcome to live a pretty cool life through blogging. When you’re going through tough times it sure helps to follow pros who’ve been there. You can trust them knowing that they walk their talk in overcoming obstacles to become successful bloggers.
You can do it guys. You can succeed even if you’re going through difficult circumstances in life. The secret is the follow these steps diligently, to give yourself a little bit of time to process your emotions during a particularly intense incident and to keep blogging for Fun and Freedom. Fun, freeing drivers always help you through the most difficult blogging times.
Do you need an inspirational nudge to let go of some aspect of your blog? Or maybe, the blog itself?
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