The Opposite of FOMO is…

JOMO Joy of Missing Out

Whenever I hear someone reply “FOMO” in response to participating in something going on… I usually have quite the opposite reaction!

Just in case you’ve escaped the term so far in your life, FOMO stands for Fear Of Missing Out and it’s usually referring to the desire to participate in [insert anything here] because it is considered worse to miss out on it.

But I feel differently. Of course there are certain events and things that I would make a priority to participate in and enjoy it very much! But usually, when there is something going on, I do not worry or fear about missing it. I would actually enjoy missing it.

For example, there is going to be a Memorial Day party at a neighbors’ house on Monday. We were all invited, and this would be something I would honestly prefer to just skip so I can chill out and relax on my own – which I don’t get to do very often.

So I started wondering if the opposite of FOMO was a real thing, so I googled it, and found that it is! It is called JOMO for Joy of Missing Out, and I feel like this could be my mantra.

Am I a weirdo for relating to JOMO more? I had never heard about it before, so perhaps it is very rare and I’m the odd one out. How about you all? Is JOMO relatable to you at all?

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Positive Affirmations

Do you receive enough positive affirmations in your life?

It really does make a difference in attitude. I will go several weeks at a time without anyone telling me anything positive about myself, and I do notice my mood sinking and my thoughts start turning dark. And when I suddenly receive a compliment or a positive comment, then it turns around so fast!

I wish my attitude wasn’t so dependent on other people. But to me, a positive compliment from another person = 20+ positive comments from myself. It just doesn’t pack the same punch when I’m trying to boost my own confidence.

So I’m trying to figure out how to surround myself with more positive people. That’s why blogging has been important to me, because of all the positivity and social support here. I’d like a similar circle of positivity in my real life, but why is it so difficult?

I think in real life, people are bogged-down with responsibilities and chores and to-do lists and everyday stresses, that to take 20 seconds to build up someone else is easily overlooked.

But when people make the time to go online (via blog or social media, etc), then some of those stresses and responsibilities can be set aside for awhile, allowing more positivity to come out.

I don’t know, what do you all think?

I just wish with all my heart, that someone I respected in my real life would tell me:

“All your hard work does not go unnoticed.”

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