Fear Of Missing Out: How To Avoid FOMO

Fear of missing out, or FOMO, is “a pervasive apprehension that others might be having rewarding experiences from which one is absent”.This social anxiety is characterized by “a desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing”.

FOMO is also defined as a fear of regret, which may lead to a compulsive concern that one might miss an opportunity for social interaction, a novel experience, a profitable investment, or other satisfying events.

In other words, FOMO perpetuates the fear of having made the wrong decision on how to spend time since “you can imagine how things could be different”.

My generation vs. today’s generation

Perceived vs. Actual

So How Do You Prevent Fear Of Missing Out?

Admit the problem

Don’t allow technology to mold your life

Take a Break

Be Mindful

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