March 18, 2015
BLOG TALK: ON BLOGGING ANXIETY.
It's not news to me that I have anxious tendencies. Just like a bad habit, I fall into a pattern of thinking, worrying, and then over-thinking each and every possibility out there. I didn't think that it would really become a problem when it comes to blogging, however. But in a way, I shouldn't be surprised seeing as blogging really has become a part of my identity.
But I digress. When it comes to blogging and anxiety, I recently discovered that I have a tendency to get anxious when it comes to staying updated with my online presence. If I have long or busy days, I'll get a little worried that I will get behind on blog-reading, Instagram-scrolling, and Pinterest-pinning. And if I don't have blog posts lined up for a week? I'll get a little worried, too.
It's never been a bad anxious reaction, I just tend to think about it and will often worry. I don't get to the point where I have any panic attacks, but I also don't want to get to that point.
So I've recently made myself take a break from blog-reading and blog-replying/commenting every now and then. I purposefully take a break from it all just so that I can breathe, catch up on sleep, and really just enjoy the time I do spend online.
It was so hard for me to do at first, but with time, I've become more relaxed about it all. Sure, my inbox might get a little full (which can cause a little bit of anxiety, but that's a totally different story), but it's something that I need to do because I don't want my worries about being up-to-date to take precedence over my love and passion for blogging. The blog community is way too important to me for that to happen!
Have YOU ever experienced any anxieties when it comes to blogging? Have you tried internet-free breaks to help with it? I'd love to hear your thoughts/opinions and personal experiences!