You’re getting back (or will be soon) to the office or to work or school.. and you start hearing about what everyone else did over the holidays. Maybe you’ve already seen stuff on social media that seems to tell their story. Maybe you’ve scrolled Instagram reels or watched hilarious TikToks. Your own life may shrink in comparison – especially if you’re living in fear.
That’s the topic for today. How to confront your fear of missing out (FOMO) or how to stop chasing the “next best thing” and instead, to live in joy (JOMO) or at least contentment. Here’s Lauren Cook’s and Dr. Cathy Sullivan Windt’s definition of JOMO: “JOMO is the satisfaction one feels in the current moment, with accompanying acceptance of what one doesn’t have in that moment.” (their article is linked below…).
An earlier SelfWork episode on FOMO
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