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Fear of missing out (Fomo)

Can you remember the first time you were left out of the invite to an event that you really wanted to go to? Maybe it was that party by the popular kid at primary school. I know how awful it felt to have been left out and how that created future anxiety and fear of missing out (fomo).

Fomo is a much talked about thing these days as people compare what they are about to do with what some other people are doing, and then decide if they are missing out on the fun others are having.

The reality is that fomo can rob you of actually enjoying you. What makes anything fun? Is it the activity itself or the value of the company? Within that company are people who are the life of the party. It is those people who create the fun that others want to be part of.

Stop giving in to fomo and rather than wait to be a part of someone else’s fun, why not become the epicentre of your own fun? People who love their life and show much enjoyment in living have a magnetic personality that draws others to them.

If you focus on enjoying you and where you are in life, you will become the type of person others want to be around and there will be an immunity to the fear of missing out.