In the past few weeks, I’ve noticed I’ve been in a bit of a slump.
My mood has been average, I’m tired, my mind jumps to negative thoughts and overall I feel like I’ve lost my mojo – the pieces of me that make up Miss Millie.
Although, no one would know it, because I wear a smile, keep moving forward and hope the feeling will pass.
Losing my mojo is one of the reasons I haven’t written a blog post in a while. I felt like I didn’t have enough creative juices to be able to put together something people would want to read.
But feeling lost gave me the inspiration to write about this exact topic. Because I’m honest and I feel it’s important to reflect that in Miss Millie.
Losing yourself is something everyone goes through. Whether you have just started a new job and your routine is off balance, you’re rediscovering yourself after a break-up, you’ve lost something from your life you never thought you would or you miss your family and friends a few thousand kilometres away.
Feeling out of whack is normal. It’s the universe’s way of teaching you that when you get knocked down, you always get back up. I think the new buzz word is resilience.
It’s also important to remember that it’s OK to crumble when it happens. One of my favourite quotes sums up exactly why:
“For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse. So collapse. Crumble. This is not your destruction. This is your birth.” N.T.
Even diamonds have to withstand extreme pressure to become beautiful objects.
So, while I’ve lost my mojo, I don’t see it as a bad thing.
It’s an opportunity to take those knocks as a lesson – to learn from them, move forward and get back to my happy place.
For anyone that is struggling – it’s OK. Just don’t stay in mojo limbo for too long and reach out to close friends for support.
To kickstart the good vibes back into your corner, do something that makes you feel good, reminds you how great you are and puts a spring back in your step.
Go for a walk, book in a facial or spend some time with the people who make you feel good about yourself.
For me, I’ll be moving my body at the gym, going to the beach and reading a book in the sun – switching off for a few hours and being in the moment.
I hope this has helped anyone who needed a reminder.