Do you have FOMO? Fear of missing out?
Fear that you are missing out on something? Something that others are experiencing now? Fear of lost opportunities?
For example, you see an ad. Say for a course on coding. You fear your kid is missing out on something important. You fear other kids will be at an advantage. The ad plays into your fear to get you to enroll.
You are at work. You have this urge to check social media. You see photos of some of your friends. You fear that you are missing out on all the fun they are having.
You see posts of fellow artists or peers or competitors on social media. You fear you are missing out on the opportunities they are getting.
FOMO is a big cause of stress and anxiety. Do not fall for it.
Convert FOMO to JOMO – Joy of missing out. Enjoy what you have in the moment. See what you can do in the moment to be happy. Do what you like. Work towards your life purpose.
“What’s meant for you will reach you even if it’s beneath two mountains, and what’s not meant for you won’t reach you even if it’s between your two lips” – Etaf Rum
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