In an age when almost anything is possible — and all human knowledge is accessible at our fingertips, it can be easy to fall prey to FOMO (Fear of Missing Out).
With so many options, there’s always something ELSE we could be doing in any given moment, so we can easily worry that we’ve made the wrong choice!
Is someone having more fun that I am? Are our friends having adventures without us? Is there some miraculous event happening that I didn’t hear about?
In addition to these anxieties, social media has made it so that everyone we know is displaying their highlight reels — which can make our lives look less than shiny.
Let’s dig a little deeper into what is FOMO, exactly.
The Fear of Missing Out means we’re plagued by anxiety that something more exciting or interesting is happening wherever we’re not.
It takes us out of the moment (no matter how awesome that moment might be) and gets us worried that there’s something better that’s just out of reach.
Essentially, FOMO is a modern-day version of “the grass is greener on the other side” — or envying whatever we don’t have and assuming it’s better than what we do have.
Overall, FOMO is a fail because it keeps us from enjoying all the awesomeness about our lives! We’ve all got a lot to be excited about, but FOMO can steal our joy and leave us bummed out and envious.
Let’s talk about some ways to fight back against a FOMO attack — or how best to overcome Fear of Missing Out.
If you’re still wondering how to overcome your fears — including FOMO — here’s our top tip: meditate! Take a journey into a world that’s so immersive and gratifying, you won’t feel like you’re missing out on anything.
No need to worry about quieting your mind or sitting in silence. (If your mind is racing with FOMO, that’s probably the last thing you’re likely to do!)
SOS Method’s Meditations do the work for you. They’re the ultimate technique for enjoying the now!
Concept Meditations whisk you away to a space that so absorbing, your mind lands in an oasis of calm or vitality. You’ll forget all about what’s happening elsewhere! Usually, you’ll feel like you’ve been on an amazing adventure; no effort required.
Once you experience the thrill of this new form of meditation, you’ll want to jump in anytime you need some relief from the daily grind or want to find your creative sweet spot.
And the more you do Concept Meditations, the better you’ll feel. Pretty soon, you’ll be basking in the joy of the present moment, not worrying about what other people are doing, and inviting them to join you on your journey.
FOMO, be gone!