A Little Overwhelmed? Here Are Some Top Tips To Help…

Hey there awesomness!!

Getting started on something new can be super exciting, but yet at the same time a little overwhelming with so much information right at your fingertips, and not knowing where to start. I’ve experienced this myself, just recently..hence it prompting me to write this post, so I have put together some tips that you can do that should help you get into the groove of things and ease your frustration with getting started on something new.

Tips to overcome that overwhelming feeling of starting out something new….

Join a Facebook group or fan club and connect with people with similar interests.

Join a Google+ Community – there are loads of them, and people enjoy sharing ideas and will love help you out.

Look for tutorials on the internet. – There’s a “tute” (as I like to call them) for just about everything, on YouTube and on the internet.

Keep positive!! – Remind yourself regularly why you are doing this, constantly thinking of your “Why” will help to keep you motivated and pumped to keep going and not throw in the towel because you think it might be all a little too much.

Listen to Podcasts – there are loads of them on the internet and in iTunes. Podcasts are really useful when unsure of what you are doing, and perhaps wanting a little advice, like tutorials, there are stacks of Podcasts on just about any topic you can think of.

Take a browse through Pinterest – Pinterest is a great place to get a little inspired, and perhaps loose yourself just a little while you browse around dream a little!

Have you joined Twitter yet? – if not do so, and search for people with similar interests…e.g if you are starting out in social media marketing, look for twitter users to follow that tweet about social media marketing. I’ve made the majority of my social media friendships through twitter, it really is a good place to connect with like-minded peeps, once you get the hang of how to use it.

Be easy on yourself – know that you don’t have to be an instant success overnight…as much as you might so badly want to, you need to give yourself time to understand your new goal, and some days you might be on a roll and other days you might just feel a little overwhelmed again…what ever your feeling, it’s totally ok, there is no race to the finish line here. Just focus on one thing at a time if you need to, knowing that every little thing you do, will push you even closer to achieving your goals.

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….Have I forgotten anything? Perhaps you could add something else, I would truly love to hear from you!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!  – Katrina 🙂 xx

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Blogging…Sometimes You’ve Just Gotta Roll With The Punches

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Sometimes with blogging you will have your really great days, where you will get on a roll and ideas just seem to flow really easy, and other days, (I’m sure you’ll have a few of them, if you haven’t already) you will feel empty and stuck, but unfortunately you’ve really just have to take the good with the bad, and roll with it.

Here are a few ideas that might help when you’re stuck

– Try doing a Google search eg – type in social media and see what other suggestions come up.

– See what topics are trending on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc,…

– Have a workout!! – Some of the best ideas can come to you when you work out,  – I got the idea to write this post while I was working up a sweat on the treadmill!

– Read other blog posts – some really great ideas can come from other blogs.

– Watch or read the news and find out what’s happening in the world – Some good ideas can come from having your say on what’s happening in the news, and it allows others to have their say and voice their opinions on what you think.

– Relax and don’t stress..take a break and ‘slap hog’ (as I say) – thoughts will come!! – ideas won’t come to you when you stress out and panic over it!

What do you do when you’re stuck for ideas? – I would love to hear from you! 🙂