Imagine yourself when you are in the zone. For example, when are you most confident about what you are doing, you’re efficient and effective in doing it, and most importantly, you’re happy and full of energy to get it done? Can you picture these situations clearly?
When you are in this state, the feeling that is driving you is your ‘mojo.’ It might be a different feeling for everybody, but the result remains the same. When you are in the zone and you have your mojo, you will drive yourself forward and ensure your own success.
Now, we all have our good days and bad days, but what many people are experiencing as a direct result of the pandemic, is a severe loss in mojo. As you can imagine, this is a serious issue as we all need our mojo to run our business, lead our teams, serve our clients, and take care of our family and ourselves.
Now you know what your mojo is, the question is, “how can you get it back if you lose it?”
How can you get your mojo back?
- Start with one small win – try focusing on doing small things well and you’ll restore your confidence and motivation.
- Focus on your mission and values, not your obligations – why are you doing what you do? Link your tasks to what drives you and you’ll find your purpose again.
- Surround yourself with positivity and support – stay away from negative thinking, negative people, and negative circumstances (e.g. social media or the news) as much as possible.
- Quiet that inner voice – if you judge yourself harshly and doubt yourself often, start to notice when this is happening and shut it down with a positive thought instead.
- Ask for help and support if you need it – you don’t have to do everything alone, so don’t be afraid to ask for help or support if you need it. Often, just sharing your burdens can be the biggest boost in getting your mojo back.
- Engage in activities that you enjoy – make time for the things that you are most passionate about. They will bring a smile to your face in the immediate and will help build you back up.
- Do something you are good at – to regain your self-confidence, do something you are good at. Whether this is supporting your clients or making your children laugh, it will give you the strength and motivation to move on to the next task.
- Exercise often – even if you don’t feel like it, engage in some sort of physical activity that you enjoy. Lack of movement will just make you feel sluggish and depleted.
- Acknowledge the progress you’ve made – spend some time looking at your accomplishments, you might just realise that you’ve achieved more than you realise.
- Reflect on the big picture – are you doing what you really want to do? If you aren’t, what would you want to do instead? If you are, has your direction or vision changed?
- Be curious – a great way to get your mojo back is to stimulate your curiosity and creativity. Learn something new or find a new hobby – it might just reset you and give you a new dose of energy.
- Practice gratitude – if you’re feeling down, focus on what you have instead of focusing on what you lack. Think of a couple of things that you are thankful for every day.
- Get some sun – a little sun can do a lot for your state of mind and your body, not to mention your energy levels. Open the windows, get outside or take Vitamin D every day.
- Help others – focusing on generosity and kindness can really create a strong and positive sense of being. Connect with your family more and find ways you can help others.
- Put your needs first – sleep for long enough every night, eat and drink healthily, move your body, and take time to recharge and switch off from work. You might have lost your mojo simply because you are burnt out.