that sounds kind of silly, doesn’t it? Let’s get educational and look at the definition of it. Fear of missing out means: anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website.
Damn you, social media!!!
I think I was a constant sufferer of FOMO…Maybe that’s why I encourage people to disconnect? Possibly…or not! All I know is that going off the grid has been REALLY, great in my life and I love spending time without having to check on my phone 24/7, or have meaningless conversations about people that have absolutely nothing to do with my life…Seriously, who cares about what Jennifer Lopez is doing? Is she really affecting my life?
Not that there’s anything wrong with JLo, I’m sure she’s great. I’m just trying to make a point here… Why have a conversation of things that don’t matter in my life?
I don’t really partake in FOMO anymore, I think the people that created “FOMO” are ones that are insecure and are afraid of not being part of the group. People that don’t know what to really do with their life and so they constantly look at what others are doing to follow just that… like I was… I’m not denying it! Anyway, these are really the people that should really disconnect for AWHILE and start creating things that they, alone, would like to be a part of, without having to check up on the most popular person on their page and wonder what they’re doing.
The only fear of missing out you should have is the fear of not creating and living your own life. That’s the fear you should be having, especially if you believe you have only one life to live.
Every time I went on social media, I always felt SUPER insecure, I felt I wasn’t good enough or I wasn’t a part of something cool that everyone else was doing. I wasn’t afraid of missing out on what they were doing, I was afraid of not creating excitement for my own life, unlike the person online.
I hated feeling that way, and I have completely given that up, and I genuinely feel super confident and irresistible.
I think social media is filled with insecure people trying to top one another on who has the best life, a bunch of unsuccessful, unsatisfied people (of course not all) putting pictures of their good times and hoping to get enough likes to feel worthy of who they are and what they’re doing.
That’s so lame… and Sad.
You should go out and create things for yourself, make things happen for yourself, without having to check on what people are doing to top that, I think that’s where your dissatisfaction comes in.
You need to figure out how truly great you really are without having to compare yourself to others and I did that by eliminating social media.
It was hard at first, but then you get used to it and it gets better!
And then YOU start getting better, feeling better, doing better, without worrying about or comparing yourself to other people.
You start becoming great, which, in my opinion, you already were from the beginning.
This is really what I am trying to tell you. You are great, alone, without participating in someone else’s life. Participating in silly events, having a certain outfit, or eating that certain food doesn’t make you any better than who you already were. You’re greatness, from the moment you’re born and take that first breath. You’re beautiful and unique in your own way, without having to take pictures with a certain person, without talking about a certain topic. You’re incredibly great.
But I believe you can only figure that out on your own; if you start from within, without having to compare yourself to someone else.
You can truly find happiness if you find yourself, if you search within yourself, look for what makes you happy and what makes you feel alive.
The only fear you should have is of not living your own life to the fullest, and creating what makes you happy.
“Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside.”