How To Create A Calm Environment For Blogging

How To Create A Calm Environment For Blogging

When I began to write this blog post, I started to write in the intro the benefits of being calm. But it didn’t sound like the message I am trying to show. Whenever I have writers block (which frequently occurs in the intros), I go through my journals where I write all the inspiration and ideas for a blog post. And I stumbled across this quote that I had scribbled down:
“Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.” ― Roy T. Bennett

I thought, YEP, this is perfect. It instantly made me begin typing the post that this is today.

When I first realized that I have a way with words, and that I am REALLY passionate about my little space in this online world that you have kindly taken the effort to read, I had to be a bit more serious when it came to working on my blog, and more importantly, the environment in which the magic stuff happens.

When I am in a calm and tranquil mood, that is when I have created my best posts. By creating a calm environment, I am able to switch my bloggers “light bulb” on and truly create authentic content. Here is a look into my calm environment.

SEEKING INSPO

Some days, to get me in the ultimate calm yet fierce writing mode- I first begin to find some inspiration. And I don’t mean other blog posts, but quotes that are positive and inspiring. Other days I am already in that zone thankfully.

A CLEAN SPACE

If there’s a huge mess in your work environment, quickly clean and de-clutter the mess. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but reasonably tidy. As they say, a clean space creates room for new things. Those new things meaning ideas, inspiration and flowing words.

10 MINUTE DEEP BREATHING

Deep breathing helps by making you calmer and happier. One of the most distracting things for a blogger can be our stresses and worries. When I do these breathing exercises, my worries slowly fade away. If your new to deep breathing, this video on Youtube is perfect for beginners.

A NICE SCENT

When I smell something beautiful, like a flower, or rose, it brings me peace and happiness. Am I right? When I am working, I like to combine essential oils in my diffuser such as lavender (for relaxation) and rosemary (for focus). Another lovely combo is frankincense (for reducing stress) and rose (for happiness). Here is an essential oil guide if you are new to them. You may also prefer to use candles, incense and wax melts.

AMBIENT MUSIC

This is one of my most important steps in creating a calm environment. When I play music that is too fast and too loud, I cannot write at all. Apple have a “Pure Ambient” playlist if you search “Focus” in the curated playlists. Alternatively, just google ambient music for soothing tunes that are sure to clear your head.

Now all you need to do is make yourself a coffee or tea, invite your own voice to the party and start creating the magic that you share, which can inspire people all over the world. And don’t forget to have appropriate breaks so you don’t go starving like I do sometimes, oops! Speaking of breaks, if you are not feeling 100% to actually work, don’t force yourself to do it. Always find a balance.

What are the things that turn your blogging “light bulb” on? Do you need to stay calm to do this? Share in the comments!

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  • Such great tips!

  • Aliza Hale Biorn

    Great tips! I need to make a relaxing work space for when I’m blogging. I think adding some essential oils would be perfect.

  • Thanks lovely!! Have a wonderful day x

  • Thanks girl!! Yes how nice does it feel with a beautiful scent in the room x

  • Thanks!! Your welcome hun x

  • Ahh I know right?! It can get SO frustrating! Thanks girl have a lovely day x

  • Bea Alvarado

    These are amazing tips! Candles are a must for me!
    http://thebbar.org/

  • Beautiful tips! I l am all about scent lately!

  • Barb

    Thank you for these tips! I’m going to implement them into my blogging routine. At times I find myself completely overwhelmed and flustered when I sit down to write which leaves me frustrated. A nice scent and good music always calms me down. πŸ™‚

    xoxo Barb

    http://www.flashesofdelight.com

  • Afroza Khan

    This is such a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing such wonderful tips.

  • Thank you so much lovely! Oh don’t worry, I need to remind myself all the time! I’m glad you enjoyed this, have a lovely day xx

  • Girl this post is *prayer emoji*

    I am all about having a clean space – where I can focus on that and not all the shit in front me . This ALSO reminds me that I should clean up my space now, HA.

    Thank you for writing posts that matter, girl.

    xoxo
    Krista
    http://www.hundredblog.com