Losing your Mojo!

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What to do when you lose your mojo

Have you ever had that feeling in your life when nothing is working? You're
feeling down, people you thought were on your side are suddenly against you?
You feel the whole world is against you? Unless you are a manic depressive
hopefully this only happens once in a blue moon. What do you do when
this happens?

when_you_lose_your_mojoThis exercise is not for people who are depressive and are
on medication for their depression. This type of depression should be
treated professionally and over a long period of time.

This is for those times when we have lost it for a few days, our confidence has
gone. You know you will go back to your old self soon but it's shit feeling that
way you do just now. This exercise should help.

Depending on how deep the mojo losing has gone there are steps you can take
to get the mojo back.

It all starts at the start

  1. Recognise when the mojo losing feeling started.

Usually there is a trigger event that starts the snowball rolling and the
downward spiral of feelings. An example trigger would be falling out
with your partner, loss of a job, a failed exam something big but not huge.

  1. Go back to the last known good configuration.

This is a computer term meaning that if something goes wrong with a program,
revert to a time when it was working okay. It involves going back, in
your mind, to the last time you felt good about yourself and the world. This
involves visualising yourself in the time when you felt good. Use your
mind to the full, get the feelings back, and get the smell, touch, taste, and
sounds back. If you can do this a few times a day for the next few days
you will see a dramatic difference in the way you feel.

  1. Thank yourself

This is important. Feeling down for a few days is not a good feeling,
however it reminds us how good our life really is. When we are in the
black cloud of feeling down the world is not a good place, when the cloud disappears
the sunshine is back. This is the time to thank yourself, thank yourself
for your life (it is you who is creating it).

When I do exercises like this it further strengthens my belief that we create,
in part, the world around us. If we can control our state of mind we
can, effectively, control the world.


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Steven Aitchison

Steven Aitchison is the author of The Belief Principle and an online trainer teaching personal development and online business.  He is also the creator of this blog which has been running since August 2006.