I think we all go through stages in our lives where we question ourselves. We wonder what the heck we are doing wrong.
Last year was a hard one for me. The kids are off doing their own things, it seemed like the HH was working all the time, I didn’t have the kick arse garden and chickens that I used too and we survived some hard stuff as a family. All of that combined put me in a funk.
I was restless, bored out of my mind. It was a weird place to be. And since I was kind of in uncharted waters, I didn’t realize the funk I was in until I was buried in it. I had lost my mojo!
But that was then. A fresh new year is around the corner. And it’s going to rock. Because I’m about to get my mojo back. Here’s how:
Attitude: I’m shifting it because I know that’s where it all begins. Because I’ve recognized that last year was kinda junky, I’m aware of that and bound and determined to change it. I think going into the new year with that attitude will set me up for success.
Habits: I’m taking stock of all of my habits and determining which are harmful habits and which are positive ones. Sometimes it’s easy to mistake one for the other until you see their long-term effect. If burying myself in a TV show at night is distracting me from things I need to accomplish, and accomplishing things brings me joy, the TV has to go. Same thing goes for taking care of myself. Healthy eating, more sleep, increased exercise. In with the good, out with the bad!
Priorities: This is a tough one, because sometimes I mistake what I have to do with what I should be doing. I put work over family, unimportant over important. I think life lends itself to that without us realizing it. But I’m making a list of where my priorities should be, and shaping my year around those.
Thoughts: If I’m constantly filling my head with negative thoughts, worst case scenarios and worries, those thoughts start to leak out and manifest themselves. Not good. Next year, I’m going to do everything in my power to shift my thoughts to good. If I start to worry about something out of my control, I’m going to try to recognize that. If I start to dwell in the negative, I’m going to make a conscious choice to flip it positive. I might start with some daily affirmations. Anyone do that now? Love it? Does it help?
Perspective: This is tied right into thoughts, but goes a step further and ventures into action. I’m going to try doing old things in new ways, changing the way I look at things. I think changing your view and your perspective can help you find new solutions and new confidence. Perspective shift here I come!
New Activities: I’m a creature of habit. I do the same things over and over because I find comfort in them. But there’s a whole big world out there, and I’ve experienced only a fraction of it. I’m going to explore some new activities to pull me out of my comfort zone, and hopefully by doing that, I’ll be pulled out of my funk, too. Scary things, crazy things, things I’ve never even thought to try. Maybe this year is the year. Skydiving anyone?
Goals: This is a biggie. I’ve got some crazy, lofty, wild, awesome goals written down for next year. I’m so excited about them I can hardly stand it. I think setting goals and working towards those goals is so important. It shifts your focus to the work and keeps you anticipating the end result. It makes me excited just thinking about them!
Do Good: It’s pretty dang hard to be in a funk when you are serving others. That’s going to be a big deal to me this year. Doing good makes me feel good. Simple as that.
So that’s my plan. Do you have any tried and true suggestions to getting your mojo back?
Bring it on 2017!!
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