If I’m not careful, sometimes these moments will pile up and evolve into a trend, potentially ruining a whole week. I think I’ve ‘grown up’ to become more mindful of my mind/body, and since I started meditating after my move to New York, I’m getting even better at it. Still, we are not robots, and moods sneak up on us and sometimes steamroll our best efforts.
One of the many daily subscriptions I subject myself to is DailyPath. Fortunately this one is bi-weekly, and is all about improving yourself in many ways. That aside, I’ve started to ignore the updates and push it to my “read” category, but today as I was dragging myself through a “blah” start to the day, I noticed this in my inbox. Sure, you’ve probably heard a few of these before, but in the chance that you encounter this page right when you need it, then it will be a great reminder to you. – Rob
Doldrums Dragging You Down? 10 Ways to Get Your Mojo Back
We all have days when all of our responsibilities just seem like too much effort. Am I right?
Maybe a bad night’s sleep is to blame, or a fight with a significant other, or maybe there’s no obvious reason for falling into a funk. Sometimes it just happens.
On days when I’m feeling like my eyelids weigh one thousand pounds and my favorite word is ‘meh’, what I want to do is crawl under the covers and watch a marathon of bad reality tv. If I gave in to those urges though, I’d fall way behind on my work and my business would suffer. So, I get things done, whether I want to or not.
Instead of just powering through tasks that feel totally tiresome, it seems that it would be much more productive if we could get our mojo back first. Being motivated to get things done makes us work smarter and faster, and give us more satisfaction out of a job well done. The problem is – how in the world can we get motivated when what we really want to do is take a break from life?
When I’m feeling funky (and not in the Kool & the Gang way), I try a couple of things to break my foul mood before delving into the day, even if it means postponing my start time. I’d rather work on a project when I’m fully engaged and excited about what I’m doing than just plod through it. Here are some things that usually help me beat the blahs:
While it is possible to power through even when you don’t feel like it, it’s best to break out of the doldrums before they turn into a long-lasting slump that could really set you back. Nip your blahs in the bud now before they have a chance to take root and grow into something much harder to tame.