Monday, April 04, 2016

Feeling Overwhelmed? How to Blog More Productively

When you're blogging regularly its easy to feel overwhelmed and stop writing altogether.  Writing is my passion, but sometimes it can feel like a huge weight around my neck, and I can't write the things I really want to say in a blog post.  Even when I'm not writing its on my mind 24/7, spending time not writing makes me feel guilty, so I started to fill my time doing other things.

I want to show you that you can write regularly with some handy tips and thoughts below:

Questions to Ask Yourself When You're Scared to Write
  • What's the worst thing that could happen if I start writing?
  • How would I recover if I stopped writing?
  • What's the best thing that could happen if I wrote something?
The worst thing that could happen would be I wouldn't have any fresh blog posts on the internet.

So how would I start my recovery and start writing again?  I make notes when I write new blog posts, this helps my thought processes and ideas to start coming through.  Writing something is always better than writing nothing.

The best thing that could happen is that I start feeling motivated again and start writing.

Get Some Perspective

Any task you approach, not just blogging can seem overwhelming at times, that's when you need to stop panicking and shine new light on your situation.

Stop Hyperventilating

Take a deep breath, stand back from your situation .  Start breaking down the task into bite size chunks.  When you start making notes and see a sequence it will start to look more achievable.

We Are Our Own Worst Enemy

Fear sets in and our brains start conjuring up scenarios that scare us.  Don't be paranoid, get your facts straight.  You can thrive just by doing a little each day.  Do what you can because "something is always better than nothing".

Be Productive, Do Five Things Right Now

Manage your time, do five things that will spark your motivation and inspiration.  Even if its photo editing, tweeting or writing notes for a blog post.  Every journey start with a simple step.

So go on take control! Just do it! Be productive!