Blogging for stress relief is a bit different than regular blogging. Blogging for stress relief can help you manage anxiety as it helps you sort out your own thoughts and emotions.  It can help you to clarify your thoughts before you verbally express them. Blogs are formed chronologically by date so it gives you a way to review your past anxiety to figure out what are the causes.

It’s the action of getting your feelings out that’s helpful.

Find a quiet, comfortable spot where you won’t be disturbed. Try to make it a comfortable area that’s peaceful and relaxing. You can light a candle or incense and make a cup of chamomile tea. Open a window and add a colorful plant or flower to lift your spirits.

You may find it helpful to write in your blog the same time each week. If you want less structure, you can blog when you’re feeling most anxious or stressed. When starting to write, don’t be concerned with grammar or punctuation, just write.  The dated entries help you track when each entry happen.This makes it easy to reference past entries and watch your writing. You need to read what you wrote for stress relief.

There’s no formula to follow to begin blog writing for stress relief. Just put your emotions into your blog. Write your thoughts, feelings, worries, and questions. Blog writing for stress relief doesn’t have to focus on negative stress. A new baby or promotion at work anything that causes you stress are good topics also. The important thing is to record your thoughts and then refer to previous entries to determine what methods of stress relief work best.

Just seeing the words will give you a sense of relief.  I try to write regularly but don’t stress if you can’t blog every day.  You can write at night by candle light with chamomile tea to help you relax and sort out your thoughts from the day. If you blog in the morning, a cup of coffee may work better.

Give yourself a few weeks. Get comfortable with the process, relax and see if blogging is right for you.

Stress relief blogging needs to be separate from your professional blog. Use an alias pen name or keep the posts on private that’s password protected. A password protected blog may be safer from prying eyes than a written journal. If privacy is an issue you can write on the fly from your tablet or cell phone using a password.

It may help you to have others comment on your blog in sharing similar stress issues. If it’s public keep content general so that co-workers, family or friends wouldn’t know it’s you. Or don’t write anything offensive. Use Blogger, WordPress dot com or a domain name blocked from search engines.

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