It’s my 3rd Annual Face Your Fear Week! Today we’re talking about the fear of missing out (FOMO).
Whenever your schedule is packed from morning ‘til night, whenever you can’t find a moment to sit and breathe, whenever you lose yourself on social media for hours, and whenever you can’t remember the last time you said “No!” to something, you’re probably dealing with the fear of missing out
The fear of missing out also goes by the name FOMO. It’s when you feel like you need to stay connected to everything that’s going on or else you’ll somehow be “less than” everyone else.
FOMO can show up in 2 ways: informational or material.
Your fear could involve missing out on news, gossip, or information so you stay glued to you phone, Facebook, or the TV. This also includes joining tons of groups and committees so you’ll always be in the know.
Or your fear could involve missing out on material things like a fancy car, trendy clothes, or expensive vacations. Keeping up with the Joneses is your favorite pastime.
No matter which kind of fear of missing out you’re experiencing, here are some easy ways to say No Mo’ to your FOMO.
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