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How I Overcame Blogger Burnout


Have you ever had one of those days when life is just BUSY and you feel as if you are spinning on a rat wheel?

What do you do? How do you combat that feeling?

As a food blogger and a brand new business owner,  I am challenged with trying to edit and take pictures, work on the blog content, edit and update the class descriptions, craft newsletters, run surveys and Instagram giveaways, work on the e-book content and design, work constantly on recipe development, teach classes and also do all my back end work with the website and the coding. 

Some days, these challenges can really screw up my productivity as well as my psyche. More often than not, I feel as if I am not able to finish anything that I started. When things go that way for me, I take time to write on a post-it the following: 

Then I sat down and wrote a bullet point list of why I love what I do for a living and I read it out loud to myself. When I finished reading it- I found myself filled with so much inner peace. I realized that while I felt so busy running that rat race and moving towards all my goals , I needed to enjoy the journey and focus on what is in front of us and learn to appreciate it. 

The one bullet point that stood out to me  from my list was:

My skill set helps educates others.

Whoah. I never thought of it that way until I actually wrote it.

My skill set helps educate others.  

So simple. Yet, it has an impact on others.

I thought of the day, in which I showed my "landlocked" Indiana friends how to cook shrimp- which both of them always mentioned that they "really suck at cooking any seafood".  

My gal pal from high school and her travel buddy. 

My instruction made so much sense to them both that they felt empowered and are now looking forward to getting back home to cook up shrimp for their families.  WOW. I did that. I gave them that ability. My skill set helps educate others. It made me feel so good. It made me realize that rat race, will be constant but the people I touch through my cooking will be the only reason that the race is worth it.

So if you ever find yourself stuck in your rut, Make that list. You will find something good in what you do. I promise you will. 

 

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 I will be back next week, with another blog post and another recipe. 

 Until then, take care!

Martha

 

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