When you’ve lost your mojo

Business Ops, Creativity, Entrepreneur Life

CaTEGORY

4/09/2018

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When you’ve lost your mojo

KaTE PaNNELL

The one in the polka dots with bright red lipstick. Think of me as your brand's lyricist. I turn your brand message & story into song, and make your dreamboat clients high-dollar groupies.

THESE aRE a FEW OF MY FaVORITE THINGS:

- my musician husband, Chayse
- our kitten Eleanor Rigby (& The Beatles)
- midcentury music & decor
- messy buns & winged eyeliner
- telling everyone I'm an enneagram 3w4
- orange kitchen appliances
- brass candlesticks & depression glass
- an old fashioned and a jazz ballad

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Fact: I started writing this post over a week ago. I hit a wall and put it away for another day. And guess what? That’s okay and my previous work was not for naught. Creative mojo comes and goes in waves for me, and I’m sure you know exactly what I’m talking about.

We’ve all been there. Running a business is hard. Remembering to do all the things is hard. Trying to do your best work everyday is hard. And impossible.

Here are 5 things you can do to help you get your creative mojo back.

Note: Please consult your bank account before trying any one of these tips. Side effects may include:  enlightenment, joy, upsetting your partner-in-crime by tapping into the savings account

Y’all, GOODWILL.

I don’t know about you, but this Georgia peach loves a good day of thrifting. Don’t go to look for any one thing, keep your mind open to endless possibilities and let the ideas come to you naturally

Go for a walk—sans technology!

I know, you just rolled your eyes and thought “but I’ll listen to a podcast or music while I walk.” No. Just get outside. Put your phone in your pocket (for safety) and don’t take it out. Make laps around your neighborhood, a park or even…Goodwill.

Time Travel.

There is something about listening to oldies, shopping vintage clothing or mindlessly wandering in an antique store that just gives me all the creative mojo. Let’s face it, our lives are easy as pie compared to what our ancestors endured. Take a page from their books. They didn’t have Facebook to scroll when they were bored. They read a book, or crocheted, or tended to a garden, etc. You get the idea.

Wash your hair.

Hear me out, all of my best ideas present themselves when I’m indisposed. TMI? No, because you know it’s true. Think about the last time you had an amazing idea, or spark of inspiration, you were either in the shower or at a thrift store. Am I right?
**Bonus points if you play around with your hair/makeup to get back in your groove.

Call your bestie.

For the love of all things holy, do not text, DM, PM, snap or email her. Pick up the phone, dial those digits and hope she answers. There is nothing that fills me up more than a check in with my girl. If she doesn’t answer, leave her a voicemail. Just let her know you were thinking of her, she may be needing that mojo refresh too.

Don’t be discouraged if inspiration doesn’t strike every single time you sit down to work. It will never work like that. When you’re needing a break, break. When you’re on a creative high, go with it! There is no secret to perfect creative timing.

What other ways do you reset your creative mojo? Leave us all your favorite tips & tricks!

  1. Bahbeh

    April 10th, 2018 at 2:11 am

    You are brilliant and I love you.

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