Feeling stuck? Yeah, me too. Feeling uninspired and unmotivated is depleting. It is so easy to get lost in the black hole that is social media. Lately it seems that most of us (whose primary job involves using social media) feel deflated, uninspired and overall stuck. Been there, experienced that so I’m sharing 3 easy things you can do to get your mojo back!
I’ve Got Three Easy Ways To Feel Re-Inspired
|Read A Book|
I forgot how much I loved to read until I picked up a book I had been trying to finish for so long.
A few pages in, I felt myself instantly feeling better. I had 100 pages left to read and once I started I couldn’t stop. As soon as I was done I was itching to start the next book (which is “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck…. I have since started it and I loveeee it) I digress.
It felt incredible to a) stop staring at Instagram and feel bad about myself for not doing x,y and z and b) my mind was stimulated; my attention span was growing and I felt like I had found water after dying of thirst. We know that social media is black-hole yet we willingly throw ourselves into it…. smart right? 😐
While putting down your phone may feel like you’re escaping the social media black hole, reading actually takes you out. Your mind is on something else and you might, like me, get lost in literature that stimulates your thoughts rather than draining them.
|Go For a Walk|
I legit cannot stress this enough and will repeat it till I am blue in the face.
Getting away from your space, your computer and your phone allows you
to slow things down, if just for a minute. Sit on a park bench, walk around the block, smile at people- just because- I promise you, this makes a difference. You have to condition yourself to do things that make you feel better. Yes, it’s hard- like giving up junk food for healthier alternatives-but it is worth your well being and mental health.
|Join a Workshop|
I have been extremely fortunate to meet some amazing, driven and inspiring women in the past few years. One of these women is Meghan Yuri Young, co-founder of The Sad Collective – a community that strives to end the stigma around mental health and create a safe space for people to be vulnerable, share their doubts, fears and have open and honest conversations without judgment.
She recently started a workshop (held once a week at various coffee shops around the city) appropriately titled ‘#creativityiscontagious‘ where anyone who feels stuck in their writing or just needs to bounce ideas is welcome to join. Creativity is in fact contagious and humans are said to be the strongest drug another human needs. So even if writing is not your thing, find a workshop that works for you and get your mojo back!
Like getting out the door to do a workout, getting started and pulling yourself out of your funk is hard and sometimes all it takes is a good read, fresh air and good company. Once you start practicing these healthy habits I promise you’ll be asking yourself why you didn’t start sooner.
What are some of the ways you get out of your funk?
Leave me a comment and let me know.