If your New Year’s intentions are waning, try revising core habits such as your sleep schedule, exercise routine and daily practice of visualizing success, writes Scott Eblin, who shares what he’s working on. “If your mojo is fading, take a little bit of time this week to figure out a few things you can let go of to make space for the good stuff,” Eblin writes.
So, this is usually the week when your good intentions for the year smack up against the reality of the work at hand. In the words of the great philosopher, Mike Tyson, “Everybody’s got a plan until they get hit in the jaw.
” As the meetings mount and the emails accumulate, that clarity and sense of calm you developed over the extended holiday break can start to fade. So, the important and urgent question is, “What do you now to maintain your mojo and keep following through on those great commitments you made to yourself?”
I ask the question because I’m not any different than you. For the first half of last week, I was feeling pretty Zen about everything and cruising along. Then I had an honest to goodness business trip that entailed getting on a plane, being very COVID aware and, upon returning home, quarantining myself for the weekend to make sure I hadn’t picked up omicron along the way.
The client meetings themselves were great and I’m happy to report that the COVID test shows I’m negative. Still, all of that disruption had me feeling disconnected from my mojo over the past couple of days. This morning, I started getting it back. To do that, I recommitted to a number of routines that I’ve coached and written about for years.
It’s that old idea of practicing what you preach. Here’s what I’m doing to maintain my mojo. A lot of my clients tell me their own versions of these routines are working for them as well.