This year's pandemic has hit everyone around the world, including professional bloggers who have had to combine full-time and freelance jobs in new ways.
Every business and marketing niche has changed at an unprecedented rate since the pandemic. The world will never be the same.
Now that bloggers are forced to combine personal and professional lives in new ways, there is great confusion and burnout everywhere.
Where we used to block children from school and activities before and after work, bloggers who work from home have taken up residence with their families at home.
In addition to the usual blogging chores, suddenly a mountain of work and housework was mixed up. To say that blogging is more baffled than ever is an understatement.
Create a dedicated workspace
Once upon a time there was a corner office. Now you have gummy bears in your hair and kids playing underfoot as you try to meet deadlines.
Even if you don't have extra space to set up a business, set up a work area and add a personal touch to make it more attractive.
Try to maintain your sanity in your digital workspace as well. Making a to-do list and maintaining a daily planner would of course help.
Don't underestimate the power of interior paints!
An office should be both comfortable and functional. Many people choose strong and natural tones such as the brown of the wood. Or they go with more modern designs like black and white motifs or metal lamps and more abstract or minimalistic designs.
But you can really do anything here that makes you feel focused and full of energy. Some people love bright colors and busy designs, while others can focus more on simpler spaces. Either way, you should aim for what works to give your energy a boost.
Create your own blogging set
If you've tried doing everything manually before, now is the time to start delegating and relying on automation. Without that, you just can't stay productive.
We have great lists for you to choose your tools from:
In terms of blogging tools, my personal favorite is the Text Optimizer, which uses semantic research to create an optimized context for each search query. It saves a lot of time and since I started using it I have been able to write much faster and create much more effective content.
Do this routine
You may no longer have to travel long distances to get to work. However, don't let that stop you from starting a modified routine.
While you don't have to wear business attire, it is a good idea to put some clothes on to help you feel good.
By sticking closely to a routine similar to the before-time routine, you can prevent negativity from bogging your brain.
Routine is important because it keeps you informed. Carrying out regular tasks has proven its worth Dealing with change, creating healthy habits and reducing stress.
Take some time for yourself
In the office, you probably didn't sit at your desk all day until it was time to go home.
When you work with your family, it's important to take these little breaks to keep your mind functioning at its best.
When you get back to work you will feel refreshed and calm, which leads to better productivity.
Your children need you, your spouse needs you, your job needs you, and YOU need you.
Don't forget to give priority to self-care during these times. Take a stroll alone, take a dip in the tub, FaceTime your parents or your best friend. Find something that is just for yourself at least 10 minutes a day so you can replenish it.
More importantly, try to stay away from fake news – scary headlines can make you more stressed out than you think.
Regardless of what you see on social media feeds, this is a stressful time for everyone. It is uncertainty and unpredictability that reaches everyone, even those who pretend to be okay.
You're not alone.
But as someone has noticed, we are all going through the same storm, but we are all in different boats. It can be more difficult for some people and easier for others. But we all feel it.
Take a breath and accept the fact that it's a strange year and it's difficult.
None of this is easy for any of us, especially for staying home bloggers. Fathers are in a difficult position too, but they still let the bulk of housework and parenting fall on our laps.
Don't expect him to read your mind and let him know exactly what you need.
Optimism is key, but when you run out of your own glass, you can't handle work-life balance. Fill your mug to make a change for the better!
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