After one year of creating online content, I can conclude that there are so many things that I’ve learned from being a blogger. Managing your own website requires consistency, perseverance, practice, and what I consider one of the most important skills of all: passion!
Once you get into the habit of creating content for your growing audience, it can become difficult for some entrepreneurs to incorporate some “me time” into their daily routine. That being said, September is Self-Care Awareness Month, and since self-care is a huge topic on my blog, I wanted to do something different and share some hacks for how we can practice self care as entrepreneurs, content creators, and bloggers.
So, if you’re a workaholic or perfectionist (or maybe even both) who would like to make self-care a priority, then this one’s for you!
1. Wrap Your Mind Around the Importance of Self-Care
Before we work on how we can practice self-care, it’s important that we take the time to understand why it’s important. The best way I can describe self-care is fuel. The fuel that you need to get through that busy day of the week and get the energy you need to give your all the next day. Truly, to be blunt: if we don’t take time to take care of ourselves, our fuel will begin to decrease. And how can we perform each of our duties–both as content creators and individuals–if we don’t have the energy (or fuel) that we need to function?
Asking ourselves simple questions like this is a great first step for educating ourselves about self-care, and eventually using our knowledge to spread awareness to our audiences.
2. Spend Time Away From The Screen
Sometimes, it can take a while to compose a post. And with good reason: we want to make sure that whatever we place on our platform is receiving 110% of our effort. However, it’s important that we don’t ignore the fact that we all have lives that are outside of our blog. So taking small breaks while composing new content–such as snack breaks, a quick walk outside, dinner with your family, or even a 1 or 2 day hiatus–is a crucial part of balancing the most important parts of our lives.
3. Establish Your Priorities
Like any other goal, incorporating self-care into our daily lives requires us to make it a priority. Because, let’s face it; it’s really easy to forget about what we want to achieve if we don’t place it front and center in our lives. A method that I recommend to get a visual of what you value the most in life is to write a list of your goals and future plans. Some examples on the list could be spending more time with your family, getting all As in school, being more positive, and as we are discussing today, practicing self-care. Think of your priority list as a road map to a more successful, fruitful, healthy, and happy lifestyle.
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4. Plan and Prepare
Whether you post every day or every two weeks, having a plan for what you’re going to blog about next will likely be a large weight off of your shoulders when each due date arrives. Some of the things that I like to do to prepare future content is take lots of photos whenever I do something interesting–they’re great to lean back on whenever you come down with a case of writer’s block. National Days and Months are also great sources of information.
5. Create a Balanced Routine
Having a schedule that balances our personal life, our education, and our blogging is the key to practicing self-care as a blogger. This means that we can set up our day in which we give ourselves time to follow through with all of our duties and our hobbies. This not only gives us some room for a few minutes of “me-time” but also time with the ones that we love, and doing what we love–blogging–every day. It’s a win-win for everyone!
Self-care is important for any individual, and I think it’s just as important that we keep that principal as bloggers. When we do simple things every day to make sure that we are getting what we need to stay healthy and happy, we can then have the fuel and willpower that we need to give 150% into everything that we do. And that benefit alone is why taking a few minutes of “me-time” throughout our day is totally worth it!
What are some of your favorite ways to spread awareness about self-care? Also, to all my fellow bloggers, what are some productive self-care activities that you do daily or weekly? I would love to hear your responses in the comments.
Have a beautiful and blessed rest of your day/night everyone! Happy Self-Care Awareness Month! Peace in! ♡