OK I admit it. I am overwhelmed. Not entirely, but it is 11:19 AM and I feel behind schedule. Interacting and engaging has been great but now is the time to churn out relevant, hyper-targeted blog posts, both for my blogs and guest posting. Guys, this one is tough, dealing with overwhelm, because your mind races ahead quickly. Slow down. Calm down. Take a deep breath.
Benefits of Reading this Blog Post
* Feel happy while working
* See better results in less time
* Shorten your learning curve by years
* Have a life outside of your online business
Perfect example: right now I might run around like a chicken with my head cut off. I decided to write a guest post though, because I know reaching Francisco’s massive, targeted audience helps me create value here, grow my home based opportunity and augment my social media marketing campaign. These are smart acts. Calm, confident acts, unaffected by an sense of overwhelm.
1 – Meditate to Calm Your Fears
Meditating helps you embrace fear-filled, worrisome energies. By embracing these feelings you can release the feelings. In the 1, 5 or 10 minutes after meditating you feel calm, at peace, at ease. Meditating is truth serum. Sit in a quiet spot. Calm your body. Watch your feelings. You observe all the panic, hurry, and worry, then let go these energies.
Making money online becomes simple if you embrace the overwhelmed feelings most bloggers fight on an hourly basis.
2 – Write Offline to Get More Done Online
Social media marketing junkies like myself struggle with this one but if you are smart you go offline when writing a blog post. Otherwise, your mind goes in a thousand different directions, panicking about the others things you need to do online. Right now I need to do one thing: write this post, and do a tremendous job writing the post. That is what I do, offline.
I break the rule sometimes and get punished each time. Write offline. Calm yourself.
3 – Write Number Themed Posts
Number themed posts are like magic to the hurried, worried mind. Look at me. I sat down. I wrote out 6 numbers. I set up an outline. I instantly felt better. Once you feel good you stop feeling overwhelmed about making money online. I know the challenge can feel tough, or impossible to overcome, but if you are willing to release, and forget your worries, by doing things by numbering posts, you feel better.
Numbers create order in your mind. Overwhelm is disorderly. Once you establish order the mental chaos goes away, into order.
4 – Take Frequent Breaks
Take 5 to 10 minute breaks each hour to block up your blogging duties. What you do means little if your day is a sprint from beginning to end. How you feel means everything and taking frequent breaks helps you address common blogging pitfalls, like address overwhelm or writer’s block.
You see the thoughts and feel the crappy feelings during these breaks, instead of trying to plow through the chaotic feelings, fighting, and making your job immensely more difficult on yourself. You win no awards for making money online like a fool, stressing, straining and forcing your way into a hospital bed. Take a chill pill. Take a break.
5 – Post on Previously Successful Topics
No need to reinvent the wheel. Write about successful topics, or topics generating a ton a of interest in the past and you can stop being so worried about your blogging, and generating leads and driving traffic to your website. Be at peace with the fact that simply repackaging old, successful posts makes you attractive to new, hungry readers.
Do what works. Keep doing it. Kill your worried, overwhelmed feelings.
6 – Ask Yourself this One Question
“What 1 task should I perform now to grow as a blogger?”
Sit around for a few minutes after asking the question. Play around with answers. Think through why you are doing what you do in the blogosphere. This might feel uncomfortable. Embrace the feelings. Accept that you might be wasting your time for hours daily. Proceed to do what you intuition tells you to do, in the form of a clear and direct answer.
Overwhelm is a bunch of little itty waves in your mind. Nothing but feelings. Address these feelings by using the 6 above practical tips and you will feel better about your blogging activities.
How do you deal with blogging overwhelm?