How To Get Your Mojo Back In 10 Easy Steps

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Get your mojo back

So for over a year, I’d been going too fast, taking on too much, and a few months back, I just burned myself right out. I lost all my mojo & didn’t want to do anything at all: hung out at my house, in my pajamas, watching TV a lot. Here’s what I did to get my mojo back:

1. Find a comfort place

Find someplace that makes you feel better. Hang out there for a while. Mine’s the library. Just makes me feel better being surrounded by all those books. Give yourself permission to rest and relax in that place.

2. Do something nice for yourself

Go shopping or to the spa or write yourself a list of things that are fabulous about you. Whatever it is, it has to be about you, for you, and does not include you doing anything for anybody else. Do something nice for yourself at least once a day.

3. Make a bucket list then do it, all of it

I don’t care how old you are (teenager, just out of college, thirty-something, middle-aged, whatever), write a list of things you want to experience before you die. Then start doing them, right now. After you check everything off, make a new list. Repeat.

4. Get moving

Take a pilates class, ride a roller coaster, go boogie-boarding, jet-skiing, bowling, hiking, roller-skating. Whatever. It doesn’t matter. Get out of the house & get moving.

5. Turn up the music

Crank up the volume and the bass. Shake the windows in your house/car. Let people stare. Who cares? Just feel the music.

6. Sing along

Loudly. Off-key if that’s the best you can do (which sadly is true for me). Embarrass your spouse/friends/kids. Who cares? Just sing.

7. Dance

Shake what your mama gave you. Vigorously. Embarrass your spouse/friends/kids. Who cares? This is about you. Just dance.

8. Take a road trip

Pick a place, somewhere new. Throw your spouse/friends/kids in the car & head out. Crank up the music & sing along. Tell jokes & laugh. Take in the sights along the way.

9. Learn something new

Pick something you always wanted to learn. Spend the money on yourself (because you’re worth it) to do it. I always wanted to learn to shoot a gun. Now, I’m taking lessons. Careful: I’m a writer and soon I’ll be packing.

10. Give yourself permission to be where you’re at

Acceptance is the fastest way to get your mojo back. At least it was for me. Stop fighting  the way things are. Or beating yourself up. Or taking everything so seriously. Accept your life the way it is, right now this very minute with warts and all, then work at fixing what’s broken, one thing at a time.

Have you ever lost your mojo? If so, what did you do to get it back? Please feel free to share your thoughts & experiences in the comment box below.


22 Responses to "How To Get Your Mojo Back In 10 Easy Steps"
  1. Great ideas. This weekend while driving home from seeing my grandson being born, I turned up the great rock songs on my ipod and sang along. The trip went faster and I felt great.

  2. Wonderful post, Shelli! Just another reason for the blog award nomination. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. This post is great! Thank you for the advice! Greetings from Romania!

  4. Sandy Coelho says:

    Hey Shelli! *boogies past*

    Great ideas, I need to add #2 and #3 to my list. The rest just comes naturally (my poor, poor family – LOL). Glad to see you’ve got your groove back 😀
    *hugs,

  5. Hi Shelli, love this post. Me and my girlfriend went for a couple of drives this weekend and yesterday I finished my current WIP, well a second draft at least 🙂

  6. Amber says:

    Number 2 is so difficult for me, but it really is valuable. Thanks for the reminder!

  7. Ashley Prince says:

    Great post, Shelli. I have been needing to get my mojo back for a while. I am definitely going to be giving these a try.

  8. Deone Higgs says:

    Hi Shelli,

    I know, it’s been quite sometime, eh. It’s great to be back though.

    I’m a “repeat mojo-lost survivor”, Shelli. It’s happened more times than I’d like to admit publicly, but in admitting it we tell those who don’t see a way out that they’re able to survive it too.

    While each of these you’ve shared have assisted me on my own journey as well (with a few changes here and there), it’s been #9 and #10 that have been the most effective for me.

    Great post, my friend. 🙂

    • Hi Deone!

      *waves hysterically* ~ lol Yes, it’s been a while but fabulous to see you as always. You know, I was waffling about admitting to some of this stuff & my husband said the same thing to me, that other people will relate to it & might be able to see a way out for themselves.

      I agree that numbers 9 & 10 seem to be the most helpful. Although cranking up the music runs a close third.

      Thanks so much for the compliment & for stopping by. Made me smile. 🙂

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