Are you feeling drained and unmotivated? This feeling doesn’t happen overnight. It happens little by little until one day we wake up feeling defeated and back in the slump we have been working so hard at staying out of? How did we allow this to happen (again)!
Recognize the Energy Drainers
The fact is each day we are bombarded with people or situations that drain our energy. A friend in need, driving children to and from activities, project deadlines, housework, and the list goes on. To make matters worse we end each day with little sleep. Several days or weeks of this and of course you’re feeling a little less than motivated to live life passionately and on purpose.
The good news is we don’t lose our mojo overnight so there are steps we can take to make sure we’re not in a cycle of constant highs and lows.
3 Steps To Getting Your Mojo Back
Step 1 Limit your use of technology
Telephone calls, social media usage, computer use. These tools were designed to make our life “easier” but the fact is they make us more stressed and frustrated. We fill each moment with texting, updating, calling. There is no such thing as down time anymore. Nobody wants to just sit quietly and do nothing. Reclaim your life, savor the silence, unplug.
Step 2 Recognize energy draining relationships
Did you know that giving the same advice to the same person over and over eventually takes a toll on you. It does. You end up feeling frustrated, agitated, your blood starts pumping. I think you get the picture.
If you have friends who are always going through “something” in their lives (usually the same something) it’s time for some reevaluation of how much time you spend “helping” them through their crisis. Don’t worry, you can still be there for your friend. Let your friend know your thoughts on the situation and tell them when they are really ready to deal with the situation you will be there for them.
Step 3 Get some sleep
According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School (http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/matters/consequences)
“In the short term, a lack of adequate sleep can affect judgment, mood, ability to learn and retain information, and may increase the risk of serious accidents and injury. In the long term, chronic sleep deprivation may lead to a host of health problems including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even early mortality.”
Several nights of at least 7 hrs of sleep will have you feeling refreshed and excited to face the day. Make an effort to get sufficient sleep each night. Your body (and family) will thank you.
Limit your use of technology, recognize energy draining relationships, and get more sleep and you’ll be motivated and ready to live life on purpose again. Get your mojo back!
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