I’ve always emphasised the importance of taking a break from your blog if you would like to continue blogging for a long period of time. However, I don’t think I have been specific about when it was ok to take a break and even if I had been, I don’t think it was extremely detailed or straight to the point and that’s what I would like to change in today’s post.
In today’s post, I wanted to share with you 3 times when it’s ok to take a break or even a step back from your blog. These reasons might seem obvious but sometimes, if you aren’t in the right mindset to acknowledge them – you can easily brush them off which will have a big impact on yourself and consequently on your blog. Without further ado, let’s jump into the post!
J’ai toujours insisté sur l’importance de faire une pause dans votre blog si vous souhaitez continuer à bloguer pendant une longue période. Cependant, je ne pense pas avoir été précis sur le moment où il était acceptable de faire une pause et même si je l’avais été, je ne pense pas que ce soit extrêmement détaillé ou droit au but et c’est ce que j’aimerais changer dans le poste d’aujourd’hui.
Dans le post d’aujourd’hui, je voulais partager avec vous 3 fois quand il est bon de faire une pause ou même de prendre du recul par rapport à votre blog. Ces raisons peuvent sembler évidentes mais parfois, si vous n’êtes pas dans le bon état d’esprit pour les reconnaître, vous pouvez facilement les ignorer, ce qui aura un impact important sur vous-même et par conséquent sur votre blog. Sans plus tarder, passons au post !
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WHEN YOU ARE PHYSICALLY OR/AND MENTALLY EXHAUSTED
I’ve highlighted the importance of taking a break from your blog if you have been feeling tired but what is that actual tiredness? Is it the everyday fatigue you experience or something much more serious than that? It’s so easy to push back your tiredness and work on your blog out of fear of procrastinating but personally, even if you simply feel tired to open your dashboard to work on your website then it’s time to take a break.
The more you push yourself to work, the more exhausted you will feel and it will only lead you to experience a burnout which I wouldn’t recommend at all. You do need to work on your blog consistently in order to see a difference in terms of growth but it’s not at the expense of your health. You taking a break from your website doesn’t equate you to being unproductive or lazy when it comes to your blog but you prioritising your health in order to continue blogging.
Related: 6 Reasons Why You Are Tired All The Time.
WHEN YOU HAVE TO PRIORITISE YOUR OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
This is something I’ve mentioned on my blog but it’s completely ok to take a break from your blog if you have to focus on your other responsibilities in your life whether it’s your education, career, family or even yourself. Whether you blog as a hobby or as a business, you do have a life outside your blog which means that you have other priorities that you need to attend to.
During those times, it’s totally understandable that your blog is on the back burner and there is no need to feel guilty or bad about it. How can you continue blogging productively if your mind is preoccupied elsewhere? Not only will it have an impact on your motivation level but also on your health.
Related: How To Manage Your Blog Along With Your Other Responsibilities.
WHEN YOUR BLOG STRESSES YOU OUT
Last but not least, it’s ok to take a step back from your website if it brings you stress & anxiety. Your blog should only bring you joy & peace and if it brings any other emotions then it’s completely ok to take a break from it. At the end of the day, your mental health is way more important than your blog and it’s not worth the stress you put yourself into. Remember that you could take advantage of that break to find a solution for your stress. By stepping out, it will give you time to reevaluate the situation and what’s the best course of action in this situation.
Related: How To Control Your Stress.
Thank you so much for reading! – xo N
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All these are genuine reasons for taking a break from blogging. One must strike a balance between blogging and other responsibilities such as education, career, family and personal life, etc. We should never allow blogging to go to our heads. Agree with you that we do have a life outside our blog. We must enjoy our life, with or without blog. LIFE comes first, everything else is a choice.
Totally agree with you! Thank you so much for reading 😊
I’ve been blogging since 2012. I just write whenever I feel like it.
I’m a professional journalist, so my blog is more for fun. I’m not promoting or selling anything. It’s pretty liberating when you don’t feel you have to do something by the clock.
Very true, blogging only starts to feel like a chore when you have lost your passion for it and start focusing on numbers. Thank you so much for reading ❤️
Good advice! I think it is important to try to establish a frequency of posting that is sustainable and maintains the enjoyment, so that it never becomes a chore.
I completely agree with you! Thank you so much for reading 😊
When life is stressful it’s ok to step back if vlogging isn’t bringing you peace or healing. I enjoyed this article.
Blogs, they are like life. We need to change things up, find new inspirations for writing. Sometimes a break brings new ideas, just putting a meditation photo in a post, so people who follow us KNOW we are there, just taking a mental break, BACK SOON, right!
I not only did I take a break, but took on a new site! I found that since I was making major changes, I didn’t want to be seen as the way I was. I’m not perfect, and still have some of my old inclinations. But I’m maybe a bit more centered than I was. 🙂
Thanks for the pointers—writing a blog is just like writing a book. You have to have the motivation and momentum to write. And just like anything else in life, we must not only have a quality of life but also balance. Again thanks— you never cease to amaze me with new topics which really encourages me to be more creative and continue on. Be and stay blessed!
I can definitely relate to these points, next time I begin to see the signs, I should take a break. Your blog is very beautiful by the way!