noun mo·jo \’mo-(,)jo\
A power that may seem magical and that
allows someone to be very effective, successful, etc.
A magic spell, hex, or charm; broadly:
~Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary
Have you ever looked in the mirror and murmured, “Honey, you got this”? Having that unmistakable feeling of being able to own any room you walked into?
Knowing you have an aura of confidence would immediately make you feel at home in any setting. That’s your mojo at work. Your unique, signature energy that leaves its mark everywhere you go. That may be a distant memory for many, but trust me , your body remembers vividly. It’s been on high alert just waiting to follow your command to bring it forth.
So often our magical blueprint gets swallowed up by the demands of life. Even though we carry our mojo with us always, she is a demanding diva who needs to be acknowledged and celebrated. Without that continued self care, she naps. I mean what’s the fun of spreading your magic if its not valued and encouraged?
As children we honor our mojo. We expect faces to light up when we enter a room and for others to be completely captivated by our tales. We instinctively know that we are magical, gifted beings that sprinkle glitter wherever we go.
As we get older, we become jaded by harsh realities and that inner diva gets silenced. Will we be perceived as arrogant and alienate people? Is this magic meant just for childhood and is living a charmed life not for adults?
I’m here to convince you that your magic never dies. It’s an energy that walks hand in hand with us. Its a power, when harnessed , that allows us to get in tune with our passions and live authentically.
Remember that confidence, eagerness and absolute knowing that enveloped our earlier days? If your feeling depressed and unmotivated, chances are that you need to wake up Ms. M. She’s in there snoozing under layers of cozy down comforters.
Here are some tips to do just that:
1) Clear your head– Its hard to connect with your mojo when your mind is being pulled in a million directions. Ms. M is used to being center stage and will not compete to be heard. Take a sabbatical from social media, limit your TV and let your texting fingers rest. It’s during these quiet times that our mojo connects.
2) Do something childish– Indulge yourself in an activity that has no purpose but fun. Connect to that part of you that fully enjoys the moment.; color, collect pretty objects, sing at the top of your lungs, finger paint or bang on a piano. Feel the pleasure of just doing with no agenda. Your mojo thrives on that.
3) Kick the “Old Farts” to the curb– This is a way of being and not a chronological issue . If you surround yourself with naysayers and “glass half empty” folks you may never give yourself permission to live a magical life. The feedback back from your buddies may be too daunting. Find people who light you up and put pep in your step. You can hang out with the “stick in the muds” in the graveyard.
You may want to stay on track doing regular mojo maintenance by using these tips . Also, I give moxie and mojo strengthening tips on my weekly, Wednesday , Facebook live feed. Your mojo is like a muscle and gets strengthened every time you embrace it. It will eventually become your way of life. A midlife filled with giggles, gusto and adventure.
“Being a playwright of any race is difficult, and Lord knows it gets
more difficult the further you get from the middle of the road. I
don’t know what kind of magic my mojo is working, but it’s working. “
P.S. Your mojo’s calling you! Don’t make her wait.
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Meet Maria Allyn – Midlife Fulfillment Coach
Maria Allyn is known as the “Midlife Master”. She has dedicated her practice to helping midlife women reignite their zest for life and live their second chapter filled with passion and purpose. She is the creator of Midlife Mastery, her signature program , that has transformed the lives of women all over the world. Her motto is ,”If not now …when”. A reminder to midlife women to make themselves a priority, live with no regrets and not waste another minute living the wrong life.
She obtained her Master’s Degree in Organizational Development and Leadership from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, is the married mother of 3 feisty adult girls and loves travel and the arts.