To put it mildly, 2020 has been a heck of a year.
For many of us, the events that are transpiring both worldwide and in our country have negatively impacted our mental and physical health in a number of ways. When you text your friends to check in, you have probably noticed that most of them report feeling more tired, sad and stressed—and you can relate.
If you feel that your mojo has completely left the building, there is definitely hope. Regardless of how difficult this year has been and how off your mental and physical health may seem, you can take tangible steps to reclaim your well-being, with the help of the following tips:
Get Up and Get Moving
One of the best ways to get your mojo back is by getting physical. Pick at least one type of exercise that you enjoy and, as Nike would say, just do it. Get on your bike and go for a nice cruise around the neighborhood, jog with your dog or take an online Zumba class. Just as sitting water will become stagnant, if your body is not moving you will feel depleted and sluggish.
Start a Skincare Routine
Stress can definitely impact the skin, and you may have noticed more lines, wrinkles and a lack of a healthy glow on your face. To help your skin to be healthier and improve its appearance, which in turn can help boost your self-confidence, consider adding a face serum to your skincare routine. Choose a product that meets your specific skincare needs. For example, the benefits of a vitamin C serum include a boost of hydration, which can minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
Make a Daily, Doable Schedule
Creating a daily schedule that includes some goals, creative projects and other tasks that you can quickly and successfully finish will do wonders for your missing mojo. By writing down a figurative blueprint for your day, you will give your waking hours structure and it will give you something to work for and accomplish. As you check off each item and complete projects, you will feel more energetic, positive and able to get things done—which can do wonders for your mental health.
Practice Being Grateful
While feeling crummy both physically and mentally can take away your mojo, nothing will keep it from returning more than a “poor me” attitude. Yes, this year has been especially rough and you have probably had other challenging times in your life. To get out of your down mood, start by thinking about everything in your life that is well and good. Write them down—anything from “I have a really cute dog who loves me” to “I have two really good friends who I can text at any time for support.” Next, say these positive things out loud—your brain will hear what you are saying and it will help to put you into a more positive frame of mind. Practice being grateful every day, especially during the times when you feel sad or angry, and remember that counting your blessings is a great way to find your lost mojo.
You Can Do This!
No matter how down and out you feel, there are always things you can try to improve your mental and physical health. From getting your heart pumping to focusing on the good things in your life, your mojo should make a permanent return sooner rather than later.