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JOMO – The Joy Of Missing Out

You’ve probably heard of the term, FOMO – the Fear of Missing Out. The feeling is a certain type of anxiety one gets when they are missing a social engagement, particularly one in which they know their family and friends are attending and having fun without them. This feeling can be amplified when one sees the photos of said fun all over their social media accounts.


But what about JOMO – the Joy Of Missing Out? Sometimes, you just need to take a break, a self-care day. The holiday season in particular can keep your calendar booked solid with holiday parties, social engagements, family gatherings, and more. Forcing yourself to attend the gatherings you’re really only lukewarm about can be a waste of your social energy. Choose the events that mean the most to you, and be fully present for them – physically and emotionally. Think of your energy as currency, and spend it wisely.


Find time to  in yourself this holiday season. You’e worked hard this year, and you deserve to take a break! The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be overwhelming and it is totally okay – and often, necessary, to politely say, “No,” to the invitations and “Yes” to some overdue Me-Time and Self Care. Stay home, watch movies, read a book, practice yoga, cook, meditate, cuddle up on the couch with your partner and beloved pets – whatever calming actives you’ve been missing out on lately! When you mindfully block time and designate it for yourself, you will find more time to do the things you want to do, rather than what those expect of you. So, skip the holiday parties and social obligations, and take JOY in missing them.


How do you Embrace your JOMO?

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