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 to get your mojo back
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 to get your mojo back
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 to get your mojo back
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.
10. Give yourself permission to be where you’re at to get your mojo back
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 thoughts on “How To Get Your Mojo Back In 10 Easy Steps”
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.
Hi Stephanie! *waves* What a fabulous weekend you had! Congratulations to you and your daughter/son. Good for you for singing along. Cheers, darlin.
Wonderful post, Shelli! Just another reason for the blog award nomination. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Hi Rich! *waves* Thanks for the compliment & for the award. Made me smile. 🙂
This post is great! Thank you for the advice! Greetings from Romania!
Hi Alexandra! *waves* Thanks so much for the compliment. Made me smile. Greetings from the USA. 🙂
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 😀
Okay, that was just awesome *boogies past* ~ made me laugh. 🙂 Thanks for the compliment. I’m so glad to hear the rest comes naturally.
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 🙂
*waves* A drive sounds lovely! And many congrats on finishing up a second draft of your WIP ~ I know completing it got your mojo going. 🙂
It is done 🙂 Thursday night I’m going to get cracking with my read-through to make sure I’ve not made any mistakes 🙂
Sending good editing thoughts your way. 😉
Number 2 is so difficult for me, but it really is valuable. Thanks for the reminder!
Hi Amber! *waves wildly*
Sadly, I think number 2 is hard for a lot of people. But I’ve heard it said a lot that you have to give to yourself before you can give back to others. You are most welcome. I’m rooting for you to take some time for yourself. Cheers, darlin.
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.
Hi Ashley! *waves*
Thanks for the fab compliment. I so hope you get your mojo back & have fun doing it. 🙂
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. 🙂
*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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