Even the most experienced blogger experiences blogging burnout. It’s unavoidable and inevitable- and it can be a lot worse than you think.

beat blogging burnout

So how does she/he do it all? Well, I don’t know about you, but everyone has their little secrets here are mine.

1. Plan, plan, plan

When all else fails, plan. Well not when all else fails, make scheduling a habit. My Google Calendar is chock-full of color coded events, due dates, Instagram posts and content ideas.

2. Take breaks

Take mini breaks and big breaks. For example, I work on school stuff, take a 10-20 min break, then transition to blog work. Then when it all overwhelms me, I take a bigger break usually over the weekend (no social media, no work-nothing).

3. Love it

You all know that I LOVE blogging, so I actually look forward to writing posts, making graphics etc. If you really love it-burnout doesn't come as easily.

4. Associate it with something good

For some odd reason I associate blogging with the song "Fancy" and I love that song (insert *don't you dare judge me look* here).

5. Get out

Get outside, get out of your head, get out period. Breathe fresh air, see friends, visit family and don't obsess over blogging.

How else can you beat blogging burnout?

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  • Janel Berchielli

    Yeah listening to music definitely does help when you’re writing a blog post

  • Wow so many great tips! Love these

  • Sometimes I just have to take a step back and let myself take a break! I always come back with fresh ideas and perspective!

  • These are great tips! I definitely have trouble stepping away from the blog. It’s a full time job and sometimes you don’t even realize that you’re working!

    • It’s definitely a full time job!

  • Mimi HomewithMimi

    Good advice — These are good tips for avoiding burnout with any activity or endeavor, not just blogging. You’ve really hit the nail on the head with your tips to love it but also take breaks and get away from it sometimes.

  • Kate

    Good advice. I am a new blogger and am trying hard to not burnout.

  • Leslie Nichole

    These are great reminders! I know I get burnt out every now and again, that is when I take a weekend to do a little pampering and unplug.

  • I usually take a break over the weekend, it really helps me to refocus and do better the following week!

    • Taking a break is soooo important.

  • These are such great tips! I have been having some burnouts lately… and they are not fun!

    xoxo,

    novelstyleblog.com

    • Ah, I know that feeling all too well.

  • I honestly always struggle with this. And it sucks because my blog is my life. These are great tips!

  • I struggle so hard with alot of these. I hardly ever take a break I just keep on working lol.. my Brian usually hurts alot. but I should really try taking a break.

  • Allison Amos

    Getting out is so important, so many ideas and new strategies come to me when I’m not at my computer.

  • Anna Hubbard

    These are all great tips, Alix! Taking breaks is so important so that you don’t get burnt out!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

  • I think #3 is really important. Whenever I start to feel slightly burnt out, I constantly remind myself that what I’m doing matters.Taking a little break is a good thing! It usually helps me remember WHY I love blogging and writing as much as I do.

  • Oh my! Love to read this post. Since I started blogging last January, Im always overwhelmed with all the things that Im seeing online and always wanting to do all the stuff. Blogging is really lovely, but sometimes we need to have a break from it. Great post!

  • These are great tips! I usually take a break and stay off all socials! It’s what has helped me!

  • Oyinkan Ogunleye

    Planning makes it soooo much easier!

  • Ashley Mason

    Yes to all of these! With my fashion and lifestyle blog, I found that I got blogger burnout A LOT. Luckily I haven’t been facing it with this one!

  • All great tips! I think when you feel inspired, writing extra posts always help! Also having an editorial calendar has been helpful for me to avoid it!

    • I’m doing that today! Good tip.

  • Miss ALK

    Agreed with all of these! Sometimes taking a break for a week is super helpful too!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

  • thesofieyahdiaries

    I agree with all of these!!! Taking breaks being the most important, because then that’s how you realize you love it 🙂

    http://thesofieyahdiaries.com/lifestyle/beauty-and-the-beast-review

    • Absence makes the heart grow fonder. 🙂

  • I am feeling the burn:) Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful tips. I have started to plan ahead and it has taken a lot of the stress off. But I do need to take a break:)

  • Great tips! I hit a little bit of blogging burn out last year, and unfortunately haven’t had the time to recover (even though I really want to) due to working two jobs. But I plan to quit one and get back to it soon!

  • These are all great tips. I know I have suffered from burn out more than a few times over the 6 years I have been blogging.

  • Greta Hollar

    All great tips! Another one is unplugging every once in a while and getting inspired again. Then you’re ready after a few days to get back at it!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • Anne Markey

    I have only been blogging for a few months and I am alreay feeling a bit burned out! There is so much I can do. I found, for me, the best way to no burn out is to limit the amount of work I do and just do what I have time for and not feel guilty that it cant be more.

    • Absolutely! Only do what you can.

  • Sydney Power

    I love to have a good plan and really know what I need to create and give myself time to think

  • It’s not the best thing to do for pageviews, but when I’m feeling burnt out, I take a few days off! I’ve also found that traveling helps me beat blogging burnout, and I end up with so much new content and ideas.

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

    • Sometimes taking a traveling break is the best for your blog!

  • I’ve definitely felt it! The key is to IDENTIFY it and know it’s happening to you, and be okay with listening to your body and mind and stepping back to recharge and regroup!

    Coming Up Roses

  • mckenna bleu

    Dont let blogging burn out happen! Love what you do!

  • These are such great tips! I’ve experienced it way too many times and I’d like to make sure it doesn’t happen again!

    • If you find a way to completely avoid it LMK!

  • Danette Zak

    I love your posts and your writing style! Your ideas are spot on and I use some of these. I really haven’t experienced burn out, just procrastination and a lot of over doing it at the last minute! I’m so lame at times. Thanks again for a good read!