OK, I admit it. I lost my Mojo. Don't ask me where or when, I just lost it.
It feels a bit like that feeling you get when the “Party's over” and everyone goes home. Or that moment when they turn the lights out at the Amusement Park.
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You just feel kind of YUK!.
Losing your Mojo can happen to anyone. One minute you are flying high, you have hope and positivity in your heart. Everything is going well. The next minute, BOOM!. Nothing. Just a cold, empty feeling.
Why does it happen?, who knows?. But it can happen to anyone, and when it does, you'll know. The feeling creeps up on you all of a sudden like a feverish cold, or a virus. Things that you were enthusiastic about the day before, no longer have that same “spark”.
In other words, you feel like Cr*p
Self doubt starts to creep in. You know, that nagging voice that tries to keep us from doing the things we know we should be doing, When your Mojo is lost, self esteem can hit the floor and before you know it, self doubt creeps in and it tries to take over.
You may even feel depressed, start to act, look and feel like you don't even matter any more..
It can be hard to get out of this state. Sometimes you just feel bad for days, even weeks, not really knowing why. I know it's tough, but only you can pull yourself out of it, only you can be the voice. The one that say's “hey, it's OK, it happens, it's normal to feel like this every now and again.
When self doubt creeps in like a spider, you know what you have to do.
Here are five steps that I hope will pull you out of the slump, it works for me, so hopefully it will work for you. I stopped doing many of the activities I actually love, simply because it just “didn't feel right”.. I stepped back from the activities I normally do.
Self Doubt – 5 Steps To Getting Your MOJO Back
Step 1. Ground yourself. If you are unsure why you are feeling like this, but you suspect it is the negativity of others, reconnect with the positive. Surround yourself with those people who want the same things as you.
Also reconnect with the Earth. Take time out to be with nature. Go for a walk by a brook. No matter where you live, you are never far from the “green”..
Take a walk, clear the mind, read a positive book. Listen to a positive audio. Kick out the gremlins that are living in your head. Negativity can't live where positivity rules.
Step 2. Speak To Yourself. No one knows you like you do. You know what's going on in your head. Other people around you can be sympathetic, but hey, they don't always know how to help you. This is quite normal.
Write down several things that you are good at. Write down things that you have done for others. Then recite them to yourself as many times as possible throughout the day.
Remind yourself how wonderful you are. This is not bragging or boasting, this is reaffirming the very things you should be telling yourself anyway.
Keep a Gratitude Journal
Each and every day, write down the things that you are grateful for. Here in the West, we have proper drinking water, shelter and other such things that we take for granted.
If you have over $10 a day to spend, you are better off than 71% of the World's population.
Step 3. Take a Break. There is an old saying that says “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”. This is very true in a lot of cases. People often start to miss people who are not there anymore. Sometimes all you need is a short break to recharge your batteries.
If you are permanently glued to the computer all day, it might be wise to take a break away every now and again. Especially if you are experiencing a “slump”.
Step 4. Reconnect With Yourself. We can often “lose ourself” if we are constantly looking out for others. As a mum, you might devote lots of time to your family, but feel neglected yourself. Don't neglect to spend time on you. Spend some time (and money) on yourself.
I know money isn't everything, but it buys good stuff like chocolate, ice cream, spa time and other such things..
All work and no play is not good. Learn to be a kid again for a while, kids just want to have fun (so do girls).. No matter who you are, spoil yourself now and again, remember what life SHOULD be about.
Step 5. Connect With Others. Sometimes all we need is to talk to the right people. If, like me you work from home, sometimes that can be a lonely place. We are often talking about the positive attributes about working from home, but very few people mention the down side.
It can get very lonely. Social Media can help, but I believe one of the best things is to step away from the computer and go connect with others. When you're in a slump and your Mojo is clearly lost, find your craziest friend and go hang out with him/her.
For she/him can be the best medicine ever. Remember one thing before I go. You can be working for money, success, fame.. whatever, but you'll never find anything better than another human being to go and “just hang out” with. I just wanted to remind you of that.
All the best
Peace and Prosperity
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