Ever Wondered Where Your Mojo Goes?

Mojo Sweet
Where’s Your Mojo Gone? Where’s Your Mojo Gone?

Far far away, far far away.

Woke up this morning and your mojo was gone?  Sound familiar?


Have you ever wondered where your mojo goes sometimes?  Me too.

When you look in all the usual hiding places and it’s nowhere to be found?

Or when you think you know where it might have gone, but it isn’t there?

By way of explanation, when I say ‘mojo’, I mean your ‘get up and go’, your ‘sparkle’, your ‘zest’.  The very thing that keeps you on track and bashing through life like there is no tomorrow.

Does your mojo sometimes wander off with no prior warning.  Mojo’s it would seem, do have a habit of wandering off.   Annoying isn’t it.

Maybe they don’t always wander off voluntarily, maybe they are kidnapped! Imagine that.

I guess we can’t always blame the mojo for not being present.  Like when it stays behind when we return from our holidays.  Who wouldn’t!  We would given half the chance.

The problem is when my mojo takes off randomly, it’s not that simple to entice it back.

I generally find that it’s not just one thing that makes my mojo return.  It’s several.  The annoying thing is, I’m not always sure exactly what makes it decide it’s time to come home again.

I’m very lucky in that my mojo doesn’t grab it’s coat very often and disappear.  I am grateful for this and sometimes if I get wind that it is going on a walkabout, I will grab it back quick.

It’s the times when I don’t see it going that are the problem.

Looking out of the window

So how do we know when it’s really got up and gone?

I know because my productivity goes right down.  Everything seems to take me ages.  I’m busy but I don’t achieve what I set out to do. I cannot make a decision to save my life.  I will change my mind on a single matter countless times.  I question myself.  I doubt myself and generally really annoy myself.  Little things annoy me. I over think the most trivial of trivia until I really get on my own nerves.

Does this ring any bells?

I will go through this process until I’m blue in the face and then it’s time to bring in the big guns.

So how do I go about getting the mojo to come home.

Firstly and most importantly, I have my mojo buddies.  My husband is one of them.  The Kid is another.  I also have my nearest and dearest buddies who I know will wave the magic mojo wand like there is no tomorrow and say the right things.  We will talk about the most bizarre stuff and laugh madly at things that are only funny to us.  We ‘get’ each other.


I love a bit of personal development and positivity and will seek out quotes, books and inspirational pieces and positive people that make me smile.

I also love to spend time in our favourite places.

There are lots of things that I like to do ‘when I’m not busy’ and I make sure that I do them.  Favourite walks, get my nose into a great book, go to an exhibition, get creative or dig the garden over and redo my window boxes.  A good night out is also a great cure as is a good rummage around my favourite shops.

We also like as a family to have ‘a good old event’ at home.  Halloween is next in the line-up.

I also often find that striking up conversation with strangers can be a great medicine.  I don’t mean accosting people in the street (although it has been known) but every so often you’ll get chatting to someone and the conversation is really uplifting.  I love those moments.

I have always been involved in networking and motivational groups which stemmed from having my own business.  I do less of this now and need to get back into it.

Most importantly – I steer well clear of mojo stealers.  We all have them and love them dearly but sometimes a little space is what is needed.

Last but not least, I do something to really challenge myself (although not always intentionally).  A little bit of stepping outside the comfort zone can be marvellous to get things on the move again.

And very last but not least are those wonderful people that only have to say one thing to make you feel like a  million dollars.

So what do you do when your mojo goes on a walkabout.  Which carrots do you dangle to entice it back?  Would love to hear your tactics.


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19 thoughts on “Ever Wondered Where Your Mojo Goes?

  1. I was just saying to my husband this morning that I cannot summon the energy or enthusiasm for anything today. I have a headache and didn’t sleep well but I would normally just power through. In an effort to get going again I have started my blackboard wall in the kitchen project. It is slow going but I am starting to feel a bit more like myself now, despite the headache.
    Mislaying your mojo is a nuisance. Great post!

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    1. Hi Fionnuala, thanks for commenting. I like the sound of your blackboard wall. I just popped over for a peek at your blog to find out more about it but not sure if you’ve posted about it? What I did see was lots of yummy food! What’s you blackboard wall then? Hope your mojo has found it’s way back over the course of the day. Nicky


  2. Mojos going on walkabouts are a huge pain and this time of the year seems to happen too often for most. You have some great ideas to get your mojo back. Inspirational Quotes are great to jerk your head out of the sand even if only for that moment.
    Thanks for sharing in our #ShowcaseTuesday linky

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  3. This sounds so familiar! I often find myself with lots of tasks on the go, but jumping between them achieving nothing! I find walking away, even for just five minutes seems to help 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes


  4. I find that my mojo disappears often lately. I usually have to bribe myself with a small price or condolence to push on with things. Sadly, things I that once enjoyed a great deal feel like a chore to me a lot lately. I think cutting some things out or just learning to say no to things would help tremendously. Thanks for sharing! #twinklytuesday —- Amy @ http://thegiftedgabber.com


  5. Having been given a diagnosis of major depressive disorder years ago, I always fear that days like this are the beginnings of depression symptoms and take immediate action to remedy them. Fortunately, they come less often than once a year. When they do hit, though, I pull out my sunlamp, call my friends, and make sure I have a healthy routine that includes wholesome food, exercise, and intellectual stimulation. Thanks for being part of #TwinklyTuesday.


    1. I understand that Sadia and I agree it is very important to ‘remedy’ these times. You mentioned intellectual stimulation. That was something I missed off and a very important one too. I think sometimes we can get caught up in the minutiae of every day life and forget how how wonderfully reinvigorating it can be to engage in something that stimulates the mind. As always, thanks for commenting and hosting #twinklytuesday


  6. I lost my mojo for quite a while when my marriage hit a rocky spot and my adult kids were off living their own lives – I kind of felt like I didn’t have a role in life anymore. I got mine back by starting a blog, choosing my attitude, remembering to be grateful for the good stuff and also removing as much of the not so fabulous stuff from my life. Things are pretty darn good now and I blog about that a lot because it’s something to celebrate every day!

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    1. I’m not surprised Leanne! That is a problem for many people, we go through lots of life stages after having kids don’t we, needed not needed etc. Change always brings uncertainty with it but I love the attitude and gratitude – they do bring about positivity. High five for blogging eh. Thank you for commenting. Nicky


  7. My mojo is best friends with my self confidence but both are arch enemies of my sometimes unwanted visitor anxiety. The three of them simply wont be found in the same room as each other, so I do what I can to keep Mr A away such as chat with friends in real life or online, and trips to familiar comfetable places always helps keep my mojo close by.
    Thanks for linking up #abitofeverything


    1. They do all seem to go hand in hand don’t they. I like the way you describe this as not being in the same room together. Hopefully in the main Mr A meets his match in the other two. Thanks for commenting and hosting.

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  8. Love this post hun. Mojo is a tricky thing isn’t it? I like to go for a walk in the countryside, get peace and quiet while looking out of the window at sun covered fields, or do something completely different like take the kids for a day out. Anything to take my mind off the fact that the mojo has gone walkabout. xx #abitofeverything


  9. Love your point about avoiding “mojo stealers” or “mood hoovers” as I sometimes call them.” They are the worst!

    I think that I will always think of my mojo like a little person that follows me around now after having read this post, and I like it! Thanks! :0) xx

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