Sometimes in life, different aspects of our lives can become difficult to manage. Social media is no exception to this rule. Whether social media is your business or used for your business, it has its stressful moments. So, how do you manage the stress from being an online marketer?
Tips for Managing Stress
Social media on its own, take away the business factor is known to be a trigger for stress. This is due to to a number of reasons including:
- Distractions: Scrolling through a social media timeline can easily be distracting and cause one to postpone actual work that needs to get done.
- Insecurities: People’s lives look great on Instagram, whether they actually are or not is up for debate. However, this does cause some people to feel insecure about their own lives.
- Underlying illnesses: Items such as above can lead to contributing factors of social anxiety.
Those items are just from the social aspect, so its no wonder when building a brand or spending money is at stake that it can be 10x more stressful. Any job can be stressful, so you can use some general tips to help you deal with the stress of managing your social media accounts. Stress can lead to many diseases and even heart trouble! So, you definitely want to minimize stress any way you can.
Some ways to minimize stress include learning when and how to react, taking time to recharge, learning how to take a break and most importantly knowing when to ask for help. You may want to make a calendar to organize your posts for the month. You may want to schedule your posts ahead of time, or plan when to check analytics so you’re not obsessing over your ROI. Whatever you do, remember to relax and breathe.
Until next time,