Blogging seems to be fun to many but in real sense it’s not true. Bloggers indulge in the blogging activity in such a way that they don’t get time to do some extra work. Bloggers usually forget other work in their life like social activities, outing with friends, spending time with girlfriend, playing outdoor game. These types of activities help us to make us more productive and creative.
Bloggers can also face Writers block condition. Due to immense stress they tend to involve in various activities like smoking and drinking. They fall in lots of stress because of their online work, which would badly affect their life. Here are few tips with the help of which you can maintain a balance between your online and real life.
Exercise A must necessary thing for bloggers. Regular exercise helps in circulating a blood and making a body system like heart and circulatory system, respiratory system, digestive system stronger. Daily exercise results in stress free mind. You can also do Yoga: It makes the body more flexible and helps you relax in stressful condition. You will feel energetic, happier and peaceful. Gym can be a part of your daily life and it will be a good way to keep yourself in perfect shape.
Time management: Many of blogging geeks find their work that much interesting such that they do it regularly. Their work never affected by day-night cycle. They love to work late night and wake up at noon. This life cycle is dangerous for your body. And if your body will affect, your blogging too will affected. So maintain your schedule for the whole day and you should follow it regularly. Try to rise up early and sleep early. Early to bed and early to rise theory is useful for any online entrepreneur.
Use coffee shops: If you are living in a metro city then you must have coffee shops like Barista, Cafe Coffee Day in your locality. These coffee shops have awesome environment (no disturbance, sofas and air conditions) and have installed with Wi-Fi modem so that you can access an internet. You can pass some 2 to 3 hours there and write some awesome post directly from your iPhone or Blackberry mobile. You can also carry your laptop and work there from day and night. Nothing can be better then a coffee and work.
Read funny blogs: There are plenty of funny websites and blogs present on a blogosphere like Icanhascheeseburger, Break.com. You should subscribe a feed or bookmark it and have a look for 10 minutes for refresh your mood. Laughter therapy also helps you to take care of your stress. You can also see our archive for Stressbuster posts. Doesn’t matter if you have personal blog or niche blog. Once in a while stress reliever post will help you.
Maintain your social life: Instead of social networking from your home you should find a time for your family and friend. Facebook, Twitter and Orkut don’t count as social life. They are good to find friends, but meeting your online friends is another aspect of it. You should enjoy a meeting with friends in a weekend and have a movie show, disco and a dinner together. You can also share your blogging experience with your friends. This will drastically release your mental stress and you will be mentally prepared for coming working days.
Outdoor Games: If you are a cricket, soccer or basketball fan then instead of watching
live score from your favorite sport website you should go to play a game regularly. It can be a part of your daily exercise. It can help you to maintain your social life because you are meeting real friends (not twitter friends). Playing counter strike, COD are good but they doesn’t fall under the category of sports. Sports means, game which need physical involvement and it will also help to keep healthy. Outdoor gaming helps us to boost our mental and physical level. As mentioned above the importance of exercise, outdoor games will keep you fresh. If you are a geek and not very fond of outdoor game, regular gymnasium and yoga can be very useful.
Another good way to maintain your social life as a blogger is participate in every bloggers event in your city or nearby city. This will be productive for you as a person and for your work as contacts.
Do let us know how do you help yourself to get out of Blogging stress?
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