There are A LOT of bloggers who suffer from Mental Health Disorders. Myself being one of them. It can be very difficult to be creative when battling things like depression, bipolar, or PTSD. But, these amazing writers pull themselves up and work to put out great content.
There are a lot of challenges when it comes to blogging, even if you don’t suffer from a MHD. Blogging is a lot of work. It takes focus, consistency, creativity, and discipline, to name a FEW!
Bloggers often kick themselves because they think they aren’t doing a good enough job. They don’t have the engagement they think they should, or they think that their content isn’t as good as some of their peers. These limiting beliefs not only hold a person back, but they damage their psyche as well.
This way of thinking is especially detrimental to bloggers with MHD as it can increase symptoms hinder progression. You are good enough! Don’t let the ups and downs of your journey convince you otherwise!
If you are feeling too much pressure from blogging seek help. Personally, networking with other bloggers who have MHD, going to counseling, and practicing my faith help me on those days where I feel like I’m not worth it and want to throw in the towel.
Don’t give up. Blogging is hard work- despite the cliche of sitting at home in pajamas drinking lattes all day with 0 care in the world. Each blogger has something different to offer, in a way that only they could.
When necessary, take breaks from blogging and social media. I’ve found this to be very helpful! It’s hard looking at the snapshots of people’s lives, that we assume are going perfect, which gets us down about our own. You never know what that person is going through. Or the work that was required for them to get where they are. You never know, someone may be looking at you thinking the same thing!
Living with a MHD requires balance. You need to take care of yourself. It requires hard work and dedication, and overtime, through trial and error, you’ll find what works for you and what doesn’t, what your triggers are and how to avoid them, and when to say enough is “enough I need HELP“!