These days I always seem to be looking for something - my keys, sunglasses, iPhone... I experience a few minutes of frustration, but most of the time I find them. (Although I have been known to spend a long time looking for my lip gloss, only to find it in the refrigerator and the milk on the counter.)
Some days I lose something more important - my mojo. Now that's not a bleep. I get downright panicky. "I'm getting old. I've hit a creative wall. No one will ever license my work again. It's over." I know - hyper dramatic!!!!
Over the years I have found some ways to get that mojo back when it wanders away.
1. All time best - guaranteed to work - dance around my kitchen for 30 minutes. If I don't have 30 minutes I make it 5. It always helps.
2. Usually #1 works so well that I don't have to do anything else, but for a particularly bad case of mojo interruptes, I head to the beach...
3. Or to an art gallery
4. Actually a drive almost anywhere helps
5. So does a bubble bath
6. Or I take Lola for a walk. (Although I have to say it helps her mojo more than mine.)
7. In weak moments I search for something to eat...especially chocolate, but this often just makes things worse.
8. Having coffee with a friend who makes me laugh a lot, adores me and will slap me on the side of the head when I need it is a good way to chase down that wandering mojo.
9. I have been known to buy an airplane ticket somewhere. But that can get pretty expensive.
10. Or a take a book outside to read - a really great novel, an inspiring biography, anything by Seth Godin.
11. If all else fails I take a nap - especially in a hammock.
What do you do when your mojo is nowhere to be found?
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