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The Blogger Genius Podcast with Jillian Leslie


May 8, 2024

As the host of The Blogger Genius Podcast, I've had the unique opportunity to delve into the intricacies of building an online business. It's a journey filled with excitement and potential, but it's not without its challenges.

One of the most significant hurdles I've faced, and I know many of you can relate to, is managing stress and maintaining a healthy mindset amidst the chaos of entrepreneurship.

This is why I'm sharing my top 10 stress relief secrets, which I hope you find helpful in your own life.

Show Notes:

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The Reality of Online Business and Blogger Stress

In the digital world, stress levels are at an all-time high. We're all constantly grappling with Google algorithm updates, the pressure of competing with AI-generated content, and the overall uncertainties of the digital landscape. It's a lot to handle, and I've felt the weight of it myself. But through my experiences, I've developed these ten habits that have been my anchor in the stormy seas of online business and that's why I recorded this solo episode.

Here are my 10 tips to relieve stress as an online entrepreneur and blogger...

Tip 1: Setting Boundaries for Work-Life Balance

The first habit I can't emphasize enough is setting clear boundaries between work and personal time. Working from home blurs these lines, and without strict boundaries, burnout is inevitable. I've found that having specific work hours not only boosts my focus but also keeps my motivation levels high. It's about quality, not quantity.

Tip 2: Prioritizing Tasks with the Eisenhower Box

Next up is prioritizing tasks. The Eisenhower Box has been a game-changer for me. It's a simple yet effective method to differentiate between what's urgent and what's important. This approach has allowed me to concentrate on tasks that truly move the needle for my business, keeping the overwhelming to-do list at bay.

Tip 3: Embracing Simple Tech Tools for Productivity

In the realm of productivity, I'm all for using simple tech tools. The Pomodoro Technique, paired with straightforward tools like tomato-timer.com, has revolutionized my workflow. I also love Google Docs and Google Sheets even thought they're ugly! It's about finding tools that are easy to use, like MiloTreeCart, that get the job done so you will want to return to over and over again.

Tip 4: The Power of Connections

Another habit I hold dear is maintaining connections. Whether it's with family, friends, or business peers, nurturing relationships is vital. It's easy to feel isolated in this line of work, so building a network within your niche and leveraging the power of networking is crucial for support and growth.

Tip 5: The Importance of Continual Learning

I dedicate time each day to continual learning. Staying informed about online business trends and emerging technologies is non-negotiable. It's how I empower myself to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing digital environment.

Tip 6: Mindfulness and Gratitude

Mindfulness practices, such as expressing gratitude is central to my stress management strategy. Reflecting on blessings are not just good for my soul; they're essential for my mental clarity and well-being.

Before I go to bed. Each night, I make a list in my head of all the things I'm grateful for, and it puts everything in perspective for me. Taking this time to slow down and reflect, focusing on gratitude and how far I've come and all the blessings in my life does wonders for me, so I recommend you try that as well.

Tip 7: Get Moving

If you're not regularly moving your body, I recommend you start. It doesn't have to be intense, but what a difference it's made in my own life, especially for me who spends a lot of hours sitting in front of my computer. It gives me energy, boosts my mood, and gets me out of my head. If you hate exercise, just try walking outside. It honestly does wonders.

Tip 7: Embracing Imperfection and Setting Realistic Goals

I've learned to embrace imperfection and set realistic goals. Aiming for "B minus" work and celebrating small victories helps maintain a healthy perspective on achievement. It's about progress, not perfection. And those times when I can't reach my goals I try really hard to give myself grace. I don't always achieve it, but I have realized that punishing myself doesn't help and that if I can be gentle, it's amazing how much faster I can pick myself up and try again.

Tip 9: The Value of Feedback

Seeking feedback from trusted sources is invaluable. It offers fresh perspectives and insights that are crucial for refining business strategies and personal growth.

And as you know, I offer free 20 minute calls with bloggers and online entrepreneurs who want to start selling digital products. People tell me they get so much out of these calls because I'm unbiased. I have distance, I am fresh eyes.

So, you want people close to you who can see those opportunities. If you're feeling stuck and you're ready to explore digital products. Definitely book a 20 minute call with me.

Tip 10: Prioritizing Mental Well-Being

I try not to sweat the small stuff. It's incredibly easy to get caught up in those minor setbacks. So what I have found is that when I fixate on these small details, I can't focus on the important goals.

So I try to recognize what small in the grand scheme of things like these are the things that when I look back in a year, I won't even remember. I also try to practice letting go.

I also keep my eye on the prize, which are the big goals. I think about what the tasks are that can have a real impact on my growth and my success, and I point my north star that way. Sometimes it's just remembering that with a little bit of time, the pain will dull and it will pass. Keeping perspective is key to staying in the game, even when it feels tough.

Conclusion

In closing, I urge my fellow entrepreneurs to prioritize mental well-being. The tips and habits I've shared are more than just strategies; they're a testament to the resilience and determination needed to navigate the entrepreneurial landscape. Remember to give yourself grace and seek support when needed. By sharing my journey, I hope to empower you to face the challenges of online business with confidence and a healthy mindset.

We're in this together, and with the right habits and mindset, we can not only survive but thrive in the world of online entrepreneurship.

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