Our intent sounds silly. FOMO is the ‘fear of missing out’ and maybe it sounds like something reserved for kids in grade school, but it extends beyond social events. It is the creeping fear that you should be somewhere else, which can lead you to miss where you are right now. Part of this intent means making mindful choices about where our time goes and then being okay to miss out on other things. But that is easier said than done.
If you’re like us, battling the FOMO, here are three resources to help:
- This video from Gabby Bernstein about handling FOMO.
FOMO can happen to anyone, anywhere in the middle of any opportunity. Big or small. Gabby Bernstein shares her own story of having to decide between quality time with friends and a surprise work-related possibility. Even after the pros and cons lists are tabulated, you can still be left with the fear that you’re missing out on something, but she shares her wisdom for getting through and refocusing on what matters most.
- These 4 questions to ask yourself in the midst of a FOMO battle.
What are these feelings really telling you? Before you let anxiety ruin your night, pause and ask yourself a few questions to decide what you really need. Do you really want to be at a pub crawl? Or are you missing the connection of fun and friendship? Figuring out the truth in your feelings can help you find a real solution and here are 4 questions to help!
- These tips for dealing with festive FOMO during the holidays.
As we move into a season of holidays and festivities, it can be even easier to fall into the regret of what we didn’t do. The back-to-back parties we missed. Whether or not we should’ve waited an extra day to fly home. All of it will prevent you from participating fully where you are. If you need time to rest, take it. If you scheduled time with your family, show up. The holidays are here once a year and don’t let the what-ifs keep you from enjoying the ‘what is’.