While leaving my lucrative software developer job of 5 years, I hardly thought about the future. Relocation, family and my child were on my priority list. The time passes so fast and we realize that we have left something behind. Something similar happened to me as well, the free time, a new place created the unavoidable “void”.And Hellomomy was not on my mind. It was just a diary to note down things. As I kept forgetting things, I started writing down that hundred of recipes collected from friends and family. Then noted down home remedies for children collected from grannies and aunts. But it was tough to maintain these diaries of tips and tricks. With relocation I lost my diaries and thus I switched on to maintaining an online diary -“Hellomomy”.
Now, I enjoy blogging the most and it is the great stress buster for me. My laptop, a mug of coffee and some “Me time” is the heavenly combo for me. This combo itself takes all my stress away. I’m not talking about the blog stats and the achievements as a blogger, but it’s about the joyous feeling of writing. It’s just about an effort to be happier, to be a better blogger by every day.
How blogging helps me to relieve stress and feel happy.
1.Sense of accomplishment
” Exercise the writing muscle
Even if it is a only letter,
notes a title list,
a character sketch,
a journal entry.
Writers are like dancers,
without that exercise,
the muscles seize up.
I follow it religiously, with a hope to express myself in the more better way.
I wake up every morning, with a thought-to make Hellomomy more colourful in every possible way. Not only it gives me a chance to lay out my thoughts but also target, to complete. Writing x number of posts every month is the goal, while starting the month. And then lot’s of reading, surfing, searching, editing keep me occupied. After completing the target or assignments , I feel the sense of accomplishment, which is incomparable. It helps me to be more disciplined, more goal oriented. This sense of accomplishment definitely boosts my confidence.
Who doesn’t like appreciation? I’m not an exception. It feel absolutely great to get an appreciating comments, feedbacks by the readers, brands, bloggers. Every appreciating comment on the blog, boosts my confidence three fold. It gives the satisfaction of helping someone and gives me the strength to write more. I feel on cloud nine after knowing the opinion of other about my blog. I get encouraged to put more creativity in my blog.
Before starting blogging, many times I felt lonely and wanted to communicate my thoughts with someone. Blogging gave me an opportunity to communicate with my readers, bloggers, virtual friends, brands. I got an opportunity to interact with many talented bloggers across the world and it was an amazing experience. I feel the blogger’s world is too kind as many bloggers, readers helped me in my journey as a blogger. They never hesitated to share their knowledge or blogging tips with me shared they I’ll be grateful to all those kind souls. Readers feedbacks and comments on the blog , gives me their perspective about the topic. Knowing various view about the topic is absolutely interesting. Last but not least, I have got wonderful friends, , through my blog. Though we are located at different parts of the world, we are connected to each other by the blogging.
4. Express thoughts
My mind is always full of thoughts, problems and when I write it down, I get relieved from them. I can relieve my stress by writing down it. By expressing my view by writing, I get the clarity of thoughts. My attitude has changed from problem seeker to problem solver. Actually, whenever I feel exhausted, I start writing a blog post. It distracts me from my current situation or problem. By the time a complete my article, my problem gets forgotten or resolved . So isn’t it great? Forget about the problem while writing about it.
5. Working flexibility
This is something every women, a mother needs as a professional. Blogging gives me an opportunity to work as per my convenience. There isn’t a restriction of time or a day, There are deadlines, but that can be followed with working hours flexibility . Let me tell you the secret about my working hours, My work on the blog starts mostly after 11pm in the night. ( sometimes it 1 am in the night as well.) It’s the fact, late night time is ideal for me to start work. As kids and hubby sleep in the night and I get my “ME Time”. The house full of silence which is exactly necessary for me to think and write. I utilise my free time in the afternoon for composing posts, communicating with my readers, updating social media.
6. Financially independent
“Learning something new every day, is the kick for me” I absolutely like to learn new things. And blogging helped me to learn many new things every day. Also, I got a chance to associate with many renowned brands, people for collaborations. Collaborations and promotions activities helped me to be financially independent.
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