Hopefully, it comes as no surprise to you that I sometimes loose my mojo, just like everyone else. Often people think I’ve got it all together and am constantly happy with a perfect life… Umm, sorry to shatter your illusion, but that’s not the reality for us mere human beings! LOL.
So, the last few weeks have been trying and over the weekend I said to bestie “I feel like I’ve just lost my mojo.” It’s been a few weeks now where I just feel like I’ve lost my motivation a little, I’m not overly fussed when the house descends into messy chaos and to be honest, I’d rather read a good book than change the world.
So I sat down and gave myself some time and space to think about it, and the reason I wanted to share this with you is I came up with a bit of a plan to get my mojo back. So here are the steps I took, and the steps still to come… just in case your mojo ever goes missing that is!
1. Talk to a friend about what’s going on. Be mindful not to just whinge about the same old things, but ask genuinely for their support and guidance.
2. Make some time and space to think over your situation. For me the major challenges are my knee is still busted (meaning I can’t exercise and move as normal) I have a new laptop (meaning each time I sit down to work it takes hours just to figure out why it doesn’t work and I get no actual work done) and I’ve changed my business focus drastically to bring in the kindness calendar and let go of finishing my book and some other big projects I was working on (which is still rolling around my head.) Getting the issues out really clears your mind to start focusing on solutions rather than problems.
3. Recognise that anyone else with the same bag of issues and the in same situation as you would be feeling exactly the same. You’re a human being, and as such are meant to feel excited and fearful, tired and elated, loving and angry, that’s what makes us normal. So, try applying a little self compassion and recognise it’s OK to feel crappy sometimes, in fact everyone does.
4. Get it all down on paper. Do a mind-map of all the stuff wizzing about your head and try capture all the stuff you feel is important (mine is above). This activates both sides of your brain and you’ll feel much clearer and open to making a positive choice once it’s done.
5. Narrow your focus and hone in on what’s really important. For me, understanding that the laptop is a very temporary issue was great and I also realised that I’d lost my inspiration when I busted my knee. So the three things I choose to focus on were getting the about page finished on the kindness calendar site, doing my knee exercises and organising Dylan’s party.
So, I’m happy to report that over the weekend I got all those things done (and have left a note in my book with my list of knee exercises so before I start reading I remember to do them.)
Not only do I feel happy to have done them, but I’m back wanting to do more. So, just in case your mojo every does go missing, hopefully you’ve got a plan to get it back!
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