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Ewon Adenomon: How to Get Your Mojo Back!



So I know that mojo means a lot of different things to different people. Some people think it’s some kind of spell or voodoo; but whatever the case may be, for this article, mojo means motivation.

Ready now?

Alright, let’s face it, no matter how inspirational and motivated you are, there are times where you have zero mojo. I mean even Oprah Winfrey(queen of all things inspiration) has shared stories about how she does not always wake feeling instantly motivated.

And in my own right I hail myself as queen motivator too (I mean I have an entire website dedicated to all things motivation) but I have to admit there are times that I don’t feel NADA..

When I hit those days, it wasn’t always pretty.

Sound familiar? I was kinda depressed not only because I wasn’t feeling motivated but I also blamed myself for doing something wrong. I thought that I was somehow not doing all the right things, hence my lack of mojo.

But the truth is the sadness did not lead me anywhere; instead I became less motivated for days, weeks and so on. It’s  not a surprise that those were my least productive days.

This kept repeating itself and of course I remained unproductive, and you know what they say,”it is insanity to keep doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

So I knew I had to do something different. What did I do? I had to change my mindset. The moment I shifted my mindset from GUILT to GRATITUDE, everything changed for me.

Now you might be asking “how does gratitude erase guilt”? I’ll tell you the 2 important ways it does it

By indulging in those guilty thoughts, what I was really saying was that I didn’t appreciate all the other things that I have accomplished due to my hard work and motivation. By practicing gratitude I was allowing myself to appreciate all my past accomplishments. This simple yet life-changing act really fills your heart with a sense of accomplishments and pride. With it,  you will definitely gain back your sense of motivation.

You might say, no Ewon how is that be possible?

Well…did you know that gratitude also benefits you mentally? In an article published on Forbes, research has shown that “gratitude increases mental strength. According to Forbes, “A 2003 study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that gratitude was a major contributor to resilience following the terrorist attacks on September 11.  Recognizing all you have to be thankful for – even during the worst times of your life – fosters resilience. “

So if you are struggling with a lack of mojo, I challenge you to start practicing this method because it’s pretty simple and guess what? It doesn’t break your account. I mean you don’t always have to spend thousands of dollars to splurge on a lovely Chanel bag or Louboutin shoes to get your mojo back.

Hope this helps and until next time we chat, remain grateful.

Ewon Adenomon created, a blog that strives to help you discover your confident self and embrace your flaws. I am a firm believer, dreamer, love to inspire, motivate and connect with people.My goal is to motivate you to make a difference by writing and sharing inspiring articles that will encourage  you to think positively and strive to reach your highest potential. Ewon graduated from Emerson College (Boston, MA) with a masters degree in Journalism and is currently an AssignmentEditor at ABC40 in Springfield,Massachusetts. To read more about my work at|Instagram and Twitter:@ewontv | Facebook: ewontv


  1. Don Pafegs

    September 4, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Yes, nothing beats a huge sense of gratitude. I atimes believe it’s the reason why I never fall ill…not a headache in decades.

  2. AlabamaUncut Blog

    September 4, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Ewon? As in, Ewon? A oni ri ogun ewon loruko Jesu. And all of us reading BN. I kofa mysef withde bloord of Jesus.

    • Lilo

      September 4, 2015 at 11:00 pm

      Me too I first rebuke the spirit of Ewon when I saw the name. Blood of Jesu

    • Me

      September 5, 2015 at 1:43 am

      Guys holup just holup, what if her name isn’t a Yoruba name, dear writer if you are Yoruba please change your name… Lool, meaning of our names means a lot to our lives

    • Ewon Adenomon

      September 5, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      Hey for the records I am not Yoruba, as missappleberry and NYC stated, I am from Edo State (Bini) and it means a different thing in Edo. if you know the Edo’s very well, you know that naming children with meaningful names is a very “significant tradition” in our culture and no normal parent will name their kids “prison.” That being said, Enjoy the article !!

    • larz

      September 7, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      Na wa oh. Nigeria is a country of multiple tribes but yet some ppl act like their culture is the only one that counts. Live and let let abeg. I am Yoruba and I found no reason to comment on what I do not know or understand. We should try and be more inclusive and appreciate of diverse tribes in our country.

  3. Lilo

    September 4, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Ewon ke? Some parents sha

  4. Blah blah

    September 5, 2015 at 12:25 am

    What a very unfortunate name!! Babes, you need to get your own mojo back by first changing your name. Who in their right minds name a child ‘prison’? The physical and spiritual connotations are very undesirable.


    September 5, 2015 at 3:30 am

    ‘Ewon’ is a name that has it origin from the celtic and old greek languages. It’s not a popular name, Ewan, which is an english and scottish name was formed from it..
    Perhaps this might even be a shortened form for this writer, I think Binni’s have similar name’s to this.

    • NYC

      September 5, 2015 at 4:20 am

      Yes, I know her way back from high school and I think that’s the short form of her name.. I know she’s from Edo State but I’m not sure what tribe tho.. Bini or Ishan

    • Ewon Adenomon

      September 5, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      Hi, thanks for the high school love 🙂

    • missappleberry

      September 5, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      If she is from Edo state, then i think her real name is supposed to be Eronmwon pronounced as Ewon. She may have shortened it for better pronunciation.

    • Ewon Adenomon

      September 5, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      @missappleberry you must be an bini, cuz you are right on point with your comment. Thanks

  6. Tosin

    September 5, 2015 at 5:56 am

    sometimes all i need is a “sleeping festival” , sometimes a person is just tired and needs to shut the curtains the lights the everything and let that sleep ENTER. repeat, repeat, repeat.

  7. Manny(Yes!,that Manny)

    September 5, 2015 at 6:26 am

    While we are out here discussing the vowel’ “o” in her name and spilling the blood of Jesus/Jesu unnecessarily or necessarily, I might as well talk about the article……well one bit anyway. People actually spend thousands of dollars on shoes and bags to get their mojo back?……why do that?, when there’s a 12K’ trip to Calabar that will give you that extra spring……And that 12K is in naira!. And oh!…..Mojo is also a slang for porn, more stimulating and less sinister than voodoo…’d agree.

  8. marie

    September 5, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Ya’all should just chill about the writer’s name! What’s all this? And who says shez Yoruba??? My name is MARY and it means Bitterness doesn’t mean I am Bitter, doesn’t mean there are no successful marys out there! I mean ther woman that bore the saviour was Mary! So ya’all should chill…

    • Ewon Adenomon

      September 5, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      Tell em Mary 🙂

    • lotusflower

      September 5, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      There are a lot of childish people here. What about the name Bimbo? Names will have different meanings depending on context. Leave Ewon alone.

    • Honey

      September 5, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      I think what confused most people is the fact that her last name also starts with Ade so they assume she’s Yoruba but obviously she’s not. Tribes in Edo state have very similar cultures, names, dialects with the Yorubas especially ondo and ekiti. We are all one. Nice write up Ewon. Btw, I’m Yoruba. Apologies on behalf of the previous commenters.
      I get my mojo back by having a good sleep, reading a happy book or just talking to a super positive friend.

    • Ayoka

      September 6, 2015 at 10:33 pm

      The problem is that most young Nigerians don’t know much about other Nigerians from other states.

  9. Ess

    September 5, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Nice article.. #encouraged 🙂

  10. Francis oyedeji

    September 5, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Most of the readers are not after your article, they are just attacking you by your name. It’s better to write it in full. As it pronounced in Your mother language. What motivates me daily is the word of God

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