5 Ways to Get Your Mojo Back
The kids are screaming, the house is a mess and you want to kick hubby straight in the balls everytime he starts displaying his mating signals.
We've all been there; most of us are living there right now. But it doesn't have to be this way. Check out my 5 tips for kicking the shit out of the mundane and getting your mojo back ASAP!
1. Get up and get dressed!
It seems simple enough, but it is one thing we can get stuck in a rut with when we are at home constantly with the kids, work or study. Even if you are staying home all day cleaning, get out of your PJ's! You don't have to clean your house in stilettos, but at the very least put on a clean pair of undies, a shirt without holes in it and shorts that fit.
2. Make them help!
I don't know why it is, but for some reason it is universally considered a favour when other members in the household, apart from ourselves, are asked to do household chores. Let me just say this is bullshit! If you've got kids that can walk, they can help. Yep, toddlers are quite capable of putting their toys away and their pillows back on their beds. And husbands won't die if they do a load of washing. It's everyone's responsibility to keep the household running so give them all a metaphorical kick up the ass and write up a chore roster if you have to.
3. Have some me time!
Now that everyone has received their wake up call and are helping with the chores, take some time out for you. Not play dates with the kids and other mums, I mean pure you time. Go get your nails done, go shopping (window shopping if you are poor like most of us), read a book at the local cafe. Whatever it is that gets your soul calm, go and do it. The world won't fall apart.
4. Get the blood pumping!
I know, exercise scares the shit out of me too so you will be relieved to know I'm not talking about running a marathon or going to the gym 5 days a week. Just get out and about. If you love the beach, go for a walk and a swim. Prefer the bush? Find a nice natural trail. This will allow you to get the endorphins going and is also a great time for reflection.
5. Get a hobby!
Always wanted to pole dance or take an art class? Now's your time to do it. Finding a hobby that brings you joy will give you something to look forward to on those days when everyone is an asshole and you don't think you can stand another day of this shit. If you only pick one thing to take on board from this blog, let it be this one. And it really is a win win for everyone. You are happier, hubby might get a pole dance or the kids might get a new painting of their favourite superhero.
We all go through phases where life gets on top of us so know you are not alone. We are all falling apart sometimes behind the scenes, we just don't post it on Facebook or Instagram.
If you are finding it increasingly hard to see the beauty in life for longer than a few weeks it may be time to speak to someone. See your GP, or, if it's late at night contact a service such as Lifeline. They even have an online chat now so you can ugly cry while getting everything off your chest and no one will see you. Doesn't get much better than that.