Fear Of Missing Out
“FOMO – the fear that there’s stuff out there that you’re missing out on and leads you to check just one more time to see what’s new.”
It’s that needy, anxious feeling you get when you haven’t checked Facebook or Instagram.
If you seek to never be left out, you will always run after your friends’ gatherings, every single piece of information, all the inside jokes, etc…
It becomes too much. Your energy drains and you lose time and effort towards your own life.
The only thing you get from chasing an end to FOMO is a sense of instant gratification for being “know it all” or “never left out.”
That chase, however, has no end.
You know what’s more dangerous about FOMO?
It also creates a context where your self-esteem can become based on the approval of others. When your self-esteem is tied up in others’ approval, when you are left out will hurt even more.
The Joy of Missing Out
To experience the joy of missing out, you need to realize that your own worth comes from within.
Think about what you want for yourself, not what others want for themselves. Your self-worth cannot be tied to missing out on the events of others.
Approve yourself and make the security come from within.
The fear of missing out will no longer haunt you when you feel safe with what you have within.
“Focus on improving yourself (progress) not perfection because when you focus on progress you’ll start to feel better about yourself.”
Try to track where you are week-to-week and month-to-month and even year to year. As you see progress, you will begin to feel better about yourself.
As you build self-esteem the need for FOMO will slip away.
JOMO kicks in.
FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out
FOMO – the fear that there’s stuff out there that you’re missing out on. It creates a context where your self-esteem can become based on the approval of others and when that happens, you’ll get hurt even more when you are left out.
JOMO – Joy Of Missing Out
JOMO – It kicks in when you’re clear about what you really want. The fear of missing out will no longer haunt you when you feel safe with what you have within.
What’s your current situation? Take a minute and think about it.
FOMO or JOMO?
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