Statistics show 175,000 new blogs go up everyday and out of those only five % survive! Knowing this can make bloggers become obsessive, anxious and crazy.
We have a tendency to exessively check emails, stats and comments. When they decrease our confidence in our writing and blogging decrease as well. Blogger Eric Hamm at www.MotivateThyself.com reminds me to relax and enjoy the process. Isn’t that easier said than done?
Taking his advice I began observing how I react when I can’t figure out technical mumbo jumbo or when nobody bothers to comment on my newly birthed blog. I didn’t like what I found.
I tend to over react (surprise, surprise). I’ve since decided to change the way I looked at blogging. No it’s not the most important thing in my life. I have my health, family and friends that love me, and other sources of income. (Thank God!) I wouldn’t change my life for the most successful blog on the internet.
It’s important we focus on the positive things in our lives while faced with challenges wheather it’s our online business, the stocks, a lost job or a family conflict. It’s important we give ourselves a break, breathe and remember this to shall pass.
I suggest the following actions:
During difficult times become aware of the behavior patterns and thoughts that have kept you stuck over the years. Decide to be gentle and kind with yourself. Learn to treat yourself like you would a best friend.
Learning to take care of yourself during times of stress, strain or difficulty requires commitment, effort, and conscious repetitive self-honoring choices and actions.
Tell yourself, “This is difficult right now, how can I be patient with myself? What kind of self-care do I need while I work through this struggle?”
We are amazing, creative and magnificent human beings. We can learn to behave in a way that reflects who we are.
We are all constantly changing, growing, and learning. Comparing ourselves to others is one way we create our own suffering. Honoring ourselves and our needs can make a difference in how we experience life.
The following are techniques and tips for your journey, on or off line!
You can begin by creating positive self-talk, positive thinking will help you believe in yourself. For example, when you catch yourself thinking, “I can’t” replace it to thinking, “I can, I am.” Other affirmations that create positive outcomes:
I am not desperate, I’m determined.
I am intelligent and capable of doing this work.
I choose to trust myself today.
I believe in myself like never before.
Everday I value myself more.
I see my work filled with hope, trust and optimism.
I can ask for the help I need from others.
I choose to help others as well.
A magnificent future is mine as I learn to treat myself better.
I’m able to manage even difficult things.
I anticipate my success.
I release impatience.
I celebrate little successes along the way.
My healthy choices today determine my future results.
Make Choices On Your Own Behalf
Choose not to struggle alone.
Choose to get a blogging buddy.
Choose to let go of negative conclusions.
Choose to shift into positive thoughts and images.
Choose to let go of people, places, activities and thoughts that bring you down.
Choose the activities, thoughts, people and places that leave you feeling energized and happy.
Choose to let go of self-judgement and criticism.
Choose to respect yourself at all times.
Choose to let go of destructive habits and addictions that keep you from the life you want.
Choose to have a positive attitude and make positve choices everyday.
Choose to let go of self-doubt, guilt and shame.
Choose to accept who you are and where you are today.
The Benefits From Investing In Healthy Thoughts, Choices and Actions:
I take responsibility for making compassionate and caring choices.
I have a sense of well-being. I focus on what’s right in my life instead of what’s wrong.
I trust the process of life. I have less drama and chaos in my life. I have faith in myself to get through life’s challenges.
I don’t fear disapproval, judgement or critisism from others.
I am free of drama, bad habits and compulsive behaviors.
I am peaceful and calm requardless of what is going on around me.
I am skilled at making the choices and taking the actions needed to arrive at my life goals.
I understand the effect of the wrong choices and actions. I recognize them immediately.
I understand that when I fail I can choose again.
I am light-hearted, I don’t take things personally, I don’t compare myself to others.
I am continuously changing, growing and transforming. I have the skills to manage life.
I celebrate my well-being, my successes and accept where I am on my journey.
Be brave, be bold and learn to empower yourself with choices that will serve you well and lead you to the success and happiness you deserve! Enjoy your journey.