7 Ways Starting a Blog Can Make You Happier and Healthier

Written by Kelly Paxson

Blogging has become a huge phenomenon in the past decade. People blog about everything from their lifestyle, to travel, to the practice of blogging itself! With the ability for anyone to go out and start a blog of their own, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t. In fact, having one of your own can make you happier and healthier in a lot of different ways.

Today I’m going to show you 7 different ways your blog can improve all aspects of your life and your health. By the time we’re finished, you’ll be convinced that a blog is right for you.

7 Ways Your New Blog Can Make You Happier and Healthier

Here’s a question on many people’s minds: What is the definition of a blog? In the beginning, a blog was simply a collection of posts that were typically online journal entries. All of that has changed in recent years, however. Today, blogs can be about anything and anyone.

They allow people to truly express themselves in ways we never could before. It is through this, and today’s 7 different topics, that blogging improves both your mental and physical health, while also making you a happier person. Let’s find out how it works!

1. Write About Your Passions

We all love talking about something that we are passionate about. Think of your favorite topic or hobby. Now, if you were asked about it how many things come to mind to talk about right away?

One of the greatest things in life is doing what you love, so what better to blog about than something you have a passion for.

Another great thing about writing a blog on a topic that you are passionate about, is that chances are you will always have lots to say. Therefore, you will never run out of content to write about, and your readers will love having new posts to read.

2. Connect With Others

Blogging is also a great way to connect to people who can relate to the topic of your blog. For example, if your blog is about healthy cooking, you will mostly likely be connecting with people who have this similar interest.

A blog creates a community of like-minded people who can share and learn from one another. Maybe you want to write a blog about your weight loss journey.

Many other people could benefit from reading about what worked for you to lose weight. This sense of community also provides people support and advice, and you can feel good about helping others succeed.

3. Make Money With Your Blog

One of the best things about starting a blog is that you can make money writing about what you love. They say if you love what you do you will never work a day in your life. So what better way to make money than by working from home!

You can make money with your blog a number of different ways:

● Affiliate Links

● Donations

● E-Books

● Hosting Webinars or Workshops

● Offering Services (Coaching, Design, Training, etc)

● Selling Ad Space

● Selling Merchandise

● Premium Content

Now money may not make you happier, but having extra money to do more of the things you love can make you happy. The extra money you make could pay for a vacation with friends or family, or even allow you to quit a job that is making you miserable.

4. Improve Yourself

Blogging can help you improve yourself and your skills. One way is by helping you hone your writing skills. Writing is one of the most important forms of communication, especially when it come to the internet.

People who have excellent communication skills experience more:

● Attraction

● Happiness

● Intimacy & Love

● Relaxation

● Success

● Self-control & Assertiveness

● Understanding & Self-understanding

Blogging also causes you to become an organized thinker. Bloggers must organize their thoughts, and translate their thoughts into a cohesive written post with structure. Being an organized thinking creates mental thought processes that are in order and have structure, which minimizes mental stress and anxiety. Less mental stress and anxiety will most certainly make you happier and healthier!

5. Shared Accountability

Blogging is also a great way to create shared accountability within an online community. For example, if you have a blog for your weight loss journey, you are constantly documenting your progress. Blogging about your progress will keep you motivated and accountable to yourself and to your readers.

As well as providing you with accountability, your blog can also help motivate people reading your story, and help keep them stay on track. This type of blog will also provide a place where people can ask you questions about your weight loss, and may be even provide useful advice for you.

6. Time For Work and Play

Now this may not be one that you think of right away, but starting a blog can give you more time for work and play. By turning your blog into your main job you become your own boss. Being your own boss means you set the schedule! Not a morning person? No worries, your work day can start whenever you want.

By setting your own schedule, you gain the opportunity to take breaks when you want for working out or meditation. By making more time for physical activity, your body will becoming healthier. Working out creates endorphins in the body and endorphins are the body’s happy drug.

You also gain the option to take days off when you want or need to, for doctors appointments or family time. You can listen to music while you work and play it as loud as you want. It’s total freedom!

Having a more flexible schedule means working hard some days and having the chance to play hard on other days. This benefit of blogging can definitely improve your entire life in a meaningful way.

7. Boost Your Career

Whether you are trying to work full-time from home with your blog or you’re a professional who likes their 9 to 5, a blog can help boost your career. With a blog that begins making money, you may have that opportunity to work from home. You may even make more money than you were at your other job.

A blog is similar to an active resume on your life and what you know about your niche topic. A successful blog can make you a well-known authority on a subject, and with this experience there are new career possibilities.

People may ask you to host webinars or come to speaking events. Your experience and knowledge becomes an asset that people will pay you for. A successful and stress-free career can make you happier and healthier!

Final Thoughts

Blogging is a viable career for anyone who has a passion and wants to be heard. More than that, it’s a practice that promotes a healthier and happier lifestyle. How does your blog make your life more fulfilling? Let us know in the comments!


 

Kelly Paxson is an experienced blogger who loves promoting the healthy and happy lifestyle that blogs provide.  You can reach Kelly at kellypaxsonllc@yahoo.com.