Are you a blogger who feels overwhelmed by your relationship with social media? Constantly fighting the idea of quitting, drawn back by the opportunities it provides? Battling gratefulness for the exposure and burn out from the demand? For those bloggers out there relying on social media & personal advertising as means to build your goals & reach new viewers, I’m sure you can relate to some of these ideas.
Taking breaks when your mind & body hint for them is SUCH an important piece of mental health. One that many wellness bloggers often discuss and promote. Read my post on rest here, Something To Be Said About Rest. Social media jobs are often misunderstood and carry the title of an “easier” job. What we do everyday may not seem as obviously tasking, but mentally, it is exhausting. Constantly judging ourselves as well as being judged, publicly. Working tirelessly to provide content that can inspire and motivate people who don’t have the tools or the time to generate themselves. It is so easy for us to take our work home with us because for most of us, we work from home. Finding it hard to separate our resting time with our work when social media is used as an outlet to rest for so many. Bloggers should be recognized. Blogger fatigue is REAL. It is vital to practice what we preach and take our resting time seriously.
The thing that makes me happiest is interacting with new readers. Learning from their stories & feeling inspiration from their journeys. It is so gratifying to be able to reach all kinds of people from all across the world & I truly appreciate this platform for connecting us. How can I walk away from the gateway between my life and my mission? The enabler of my hopes and dreams. Nothing makes me happier than opening my instagram to a message saying “you inspired me to live a better life.” I’m convinced my mental health is better off sticking with it, the takeaways are just too positive. However, I believe I can find a balance. A world in which I can take my moments of true rest. Find a way to separate my work from my rest, stimulating my better self for my assignments.
What if we unite to encourage mental health “breaks” WHILE promoting each other? Take some stress away by REPOSTing a fellow blogger, spreading positive messages while showing some love to our peers! Take a day, or more, off from stressing about our own material. Instead, use your break day to inspire your viewers as well as expose and promote a blogger you admire. Let’s use the hashtag #webreak4mentalhealth to recognize our own self care while continuing to network & inspire.
If you’re interested in helping/joining this movement, repost one of my posts (https://www.instagram.com/linzybinzy120/) with #webreak4mentalhealth & don’t forget to tag me! This process will pay it forward as more & more bloggers can reach a wider audience & take personal breaks from creating content!
I love and appreciate each & every one of you who take the time to work on yourself, and I’m HONORED to grow with you all. This could be a really powerful way for us all to find some relief! Stay sparkling & keep sharing your magic!✨
Lindsay Greenberg, providing perspective on how to live a magical life.