3 Tips to Get Your Mojo Back When You’re Feeling Down
Feeling down? In today’s hectic world, it’s easy to feel beat down. We all take some lumps from time to time, and in those moments, you have every reason to feel lethargic, unmotivated, and even depressed. It happens to the best of us.
But what you don’t want to do is wallow in this state of mind and misery for too long. Of course, you’ll have some true struggles in life, and tough times can keep you feeling unlike yourself for extended stretches.
But especially when you’ve just fallen into a funk for seemingly no reason, you want to learn to recognize this and break out of it ASAP. It may just take some time, but there are some real strategies and tricks to help kick those bad vibes.
No matter how bummed out you’re feeling, these three tips are likely to help you get your mojo back when you’re feeling down and explain how to boost confidence.
Feeling Down: Challenge Yourself in Small Ways
I know what you’re thinking. The last thing you want to do when you’re feeling crummy is to add challenges to your life. But, first, this might be just what you need, and secondly, you don’t need to climb Mount Everest here.
What you what to do is try to learn something new or complete a small personal project. It can be as simple as trying to cook pasta from scratch if you’ve never done it before. This isn’t a stressful endeavor.
You aren’t launching a new start-up business here. But it will put you into the kitchen and stimulate your mind in a manner in a way you may not have previously experienced. Even if the end result isn’t fit for fine dining in Milan, you’ll still feel a sense of accomplishment — and this will carry over to other areas in your life.
Yes, you are a smart, capable person who can do things when you set your mind to it. Next thing you know, you’ll feel ready to take on some more daunting life challenges and start attacking your days head-on again.
Dress for the Mindset You Want
What you wear can positively — or negatively — impact your attitude. So, you really can get yourself out of a funk with a “look good, feel good” mindset. This can, and should, apply to your whole outfit. Get a bit fancy and creative to put on something you might not normally wear on a regular day.
Better still, try wearing some sexy lingerie or a fancy bra and panty set all day long. The best part is that you don’t even need a special occasion or someone to wear it for. In fact, there’s nothing wrong with putting it on as you get dressed for work on a Thursday.
It may feel silly at first, but just you wait. Chances are you’ll soon be strutting around with more confidence at the office or after-hours happy hour. And, as hard as it may be to believe, that really can rejuvenate your entire spirit and put you back into a great state of mind.
Reconnect with People You Love
It’s easy to adopt a woe-is-me attitude since it’s only human nature to forget about all the blessings and joys you have in life. This is why reconnecting with people you love can be so helpful.
Whether it’s an old friend you haven’t spoken to in months, a cousin from out of town, or that colleague you used to have lunch with all the time, just reach out. More often than not, you will fall right back into your old way of conversing and get to laughing and joking around all over again.
This won’t solve any massive issues you’re facing, but it can change your outlook. Yes, there are people out there who care for and understand you and who are happy to offer all the support you need.
To them, you’ll never be a burden. You’re a wonderful person in their life who they have been too busy to keep up with lately. After a nice talk or dinner out on the town, you’ll wake up the next day refreshed and able to remember all the people and things for which you should be thankful.
Rediscovering the Real You
We can’t appreciate everything we have all the time. If we let ourselves, we will keep coming back to flaws, problems, and negativity — and that’s a quick path to losing your mojo. But here’s the thing: It’s always right there waiting to come back.
So, if you just do a few little things — challenge yourself in small ways, dress the part and reconnect with friends and loved ones — you’ll be back to the real you in no time. Don’t keep moping around and instead get busy trying to change your mindset. Even with a bit small amount of effort, you’ll be able to break out of your routine and get back to living a happier and healthier life.