My tips for finding your soul’s mojo

May 21, 2024 | Blog | 0 comments

What is your “mojo”?

Your mojo is the qualities you have that attract your people, your friends, and your colleagues. It is what makes YOU the person you are and what makes you successful, energised, and motivated every, day.

We are all spiritual beings and your soul’s mojo is the passion, creative energy, and joy in your life. It is your life’s purpose and gives you the feeling that you are on the right path in life. Your soul mojo gives you a joy-filled, peaceful, and powerful life and you need to appreciate it and seek it out if it is lost.

How do you feel if you’ve lost your ‘mojo’?

If you’ve lost your mojo, you will probably feel as if you’re coasting along rather than thriving. You won’t feel happy, content or excited by life instead you may feel that life is monotonous and dull and may feel bored and lethargic. 

Everyone encounters problems in life and your mojo can get worn down and we sometimes get wrapped up in negative living and thinking. You may feel like things aren’t going your way and if you’re lacking passion, energy, optimism, and happiness… this is when you’ve lost your mojo and you don’t want to be in this ‘mojo-less’ place for long!

But first…

To get your mojo back, you need to find ways to give yourself a boost… and there are loads of ways to do that, but FIRST:

  1. Remember it’s ok to not be ok! It’s really important to remember that it is ok to lose your mojo for a short time. Nobody can give 100% all the time. So if you lose your mojo for a week or two, that’s OK. 
  2. Recognition It is also important to recognise when you have lost your mojo. The phrase, ‘It will pass’ is significant here as it is important to know that any bad situation will pass. ​​It isn’t possible to be in ‘top form’ every day, in the same way as the sun doesn’t shine every day. But if your mojo has disappeared for a while, then recognise this and question it. If you have felt you lack both positive and negative feelings, if everything in your day feels uninteresting and meaningless, listen and act. When you’ve recognised your situation, the consequences of it, and how it affects your daily motivation, it’s time to start working to get your mojo back!

What NOT to do

If you’ve lost your mojo and you’re struggling to see the reason for getting out of bed in the mornings there are some things you really should NOT do.

  1. Don’t ignore it! While it may be very tempting to turn a blind eye and yes you could allow yourself to wallow for a day or two, but don’t make a habit of it, fight that impulse and face the situation.
  2. Don’t be angry with yourself as it isn’t helpful or constructive. Self-criticism won’t make you feel any better, so don’t waste energy focusing on what is wrong, put all your energy into making changes.
  3. Don’t suffer alone as others may have found themselves in a similar situation and be able to offer advice. Also, talking about your feelings and explaining your situation can help clarify, in your own mind, why you’re feeling the way you are.
  4. Don’t assume you know why you’ve lost your mojo. You may come up with one theory but you might not be right. So keep an open mind and explore all the possible causes.
  5. Don’t stay indoors! Yes of course you can wallow a little when you are feeling low but get out when you can and meet up with people you can be at ease with.  
  6. Don’t stop doing what you enjoy even if it is really difficult to motivate yourself. Whether it is a walk by yourself or with a friend, playing a sport you love, or attending an event… keep going because if you neglect the things that normally make you happy you will probably regret it afterwards.

My tips for finding your soul’s mojo

Here are some tips and small life changes that could help. But remember to be kind to yourself, don’t beat yourself up for losing your mojo as you will just feel worse. Give yourself a break, accept, and get to work.

  1. Be present in the moment as this will help you accept your feelings, adopt a positive attitude toward the struggles you can’t win and recognise those that you can.
  2. Connect with others as this will give you meaning and purpose, so make time to be with or to contact family, friends and strangers. Nurture these relationships by thinking about what you value in them. Communicate worries and share what is on your mind and invest in relationships by being attentive as this will strengthen both personal and professional relationships. Also, find some lightness of spirit, don’t take life seriously all the time, take a break, and have some fun.
  3. Find your power by recognising what shuts YOU down, what prevents you from being the person you want to be and doing what you want to do. Don’t let anything or anyone dilute who you are.
  4. Connect with yourself as it is always helpful to spend time reflecting on what makes you the person you are. Release any thoughts that you aren’t good enough. Journal, meditate, change your diet, assess your life choices, and be true to yourself. Little pleasures that make you smile can snap you out of stagnation. Use your senses to stimulate your mind, take time to smell freshly mowed grass, acknowledge the warmth of the sun on your skin, savour your meal, play some music that lifts your spirits, really listen to the birds singing as you walk in nature, and/or revisit something or somewhere you’ve missed.
  5. Connect with your future as looking at your long-term goals and dreams can reinvigorate your life and re-energise you. If that seems too daunting then look at some of your small wins and appreciate how they might lead to your future goals.
  6. Refind your path by aligning your intentions and wishes with actions. Acknowledge that you are enough and that you can choose to be authentically YOU.

Conclusion

We all want experiences to be meaningful, for opportunities to come our way, and for life to be positive and joyful. And if you nurture possibility and purpose in your life, you will attract the right people and the right opportunities to find your mojo if it is lost.

Please remember, that losing your mojo isn’t the same as feeling depressed, anxious or overwhelmed. It’s when you’ve lost your motivation and purpose. 

If you are struggling to find your mojo please get in touch and I can help you find your way through this difficult time, through mentoring and well-being coaching and providing any support you might need.