I’m one of those types that’s just go, go, go all the time. While I have my downtime, it’s probably not as much as it should be.
I tend to burn the candle at both ends…it’s probably the people pleaser in me. I don’t like to say no. So I pay the price.
Most of the time, it’s not a big deal. I manage and balance things quite well. But lately, it’s been getting to be too much and now, I’ve hit a wall.
My creativity has dried up. It’s all I can do to focus. I’m exhausted beyond belief.
If you’re asking yourself why in the world am I admitting this, it’s because I’m human. I’m not some superhero. And I know I’m not alone. I’m sure there are many of you reading this thinking, “Yeah, I’m smashed against that wall too.”
When you hit that wall, the world just feels so overbearing. Even the smallest of tasks can take huge amounts of effort.
Hell, it’s been all I can do to drag my butt out of bed this week.
Here are steps you can take NOW to start getting your mojo back.
- Honor yourself. Instead of pushing past your limits, take it easy. Reschedule activities. Knock off work early. Rest, relax and recharge.
- Get moving. One of the best ways to combat exhaustion and depression is to exercise. I normally train 6 – 7 days a week. I’ve barely worked out at all in the past 3 weeks. And I feel it. So let’s get moving. Even if it’s just a short walk down the street or doing some squats or pushups. Do something today to get your body moving and blood flowing.
- Stay hydrated. One of the biggest signs of dehydration is fatigue. I know I haven’t been drinking water like I should be. Grab your favorite water bottle, add some crushed fruit and drink up!
- Ask for help. I realized my business was at the point I just can’t manage it alone anymore. I finally broke down and hired an OBM (online business manager) and it’s by far THE BEST investment I could have made next to my coach.Even if you’re not at that point, figure out what you can outsource both personally and professionally and lighten your load! Ask family members for help around the house. Lean on your partner for support. (Mine’s currently out running errands so I don’t have to!)
- Seek medical attention. If you’re feeling so tired you just can’t get up, or feeling worthless, despair and just down, you may be suffering from depression. Get help.I finally realized about a month ago, that I was battling a strong case of depression. I’ve had it off and on for years. But this time it hit me with reinforcements. I broke down and went to my doctor for help.
If you’re really feeling hopeless, please get help.
- Take time off. Sometimes the best thing to do is just take a few days off from the world. No electronics, no computers, just you, your family, quiet time, relaxation, whatever. Take a couple of days and just get away from everything.
Above all, be gentle with yourself. We’re all human and we have limitations. Don’t beat yourself up because you’re not running at full speed. You’ll get your groove back…just take it easy and take it one day at a time.
Do you have other tips for getting your mojo back? I’d love to hear your ideas. Be sure to post in the comments.