It’s been long I wrote something. Not because I didn’t have anything to write. But mainly coz I had loads to write and express. I felt as if it would be too much to unload everything all at once.
FOMO was curbing me from writing all these days.
The fear of missing out made me feel that if I write something on a certain topic, I’m missing out on other wonderful topics that could be instead blogged about..
So now that brings me to my blogpost of the day..
Never ever let the this new-age monster cripple your tendency to enjoy what you own and can witness in the moment.
FOMO syndrome stops you from living your life. It has a habit of ruling the moment. I might be laughing away to glory with my friends when all of a sudden a panic grips me. A weird unnameable panic that says ‘Hey, what are you doing productively in your life ? What makes you enjoy so much ?’
I have to shut the panic with something like “gimme a break. Im just enjoying myself. Buzz off!”
I always have a feeling that I’m missing out on all the goodies life has to offer because I’m too contented with what I have.
I buy several books unable to finish even one because my attention shifts and I end up reading nothing completely. But I enjoy that phase. It’s skimming through without satisfaction of having completed anything. If FOMO seems exciting for you, cool ! But if it prevents you from relishing what you have at hand, then gotta shove it off !
People say that life is always lived on the edge. I feel if you’re happy with your comfort zones then life need not be lived like tomorrow is your last day. What’s wrong in living as if you’re going to live forever ?
FOMO comes from the fact that life is short.
Why keep on feeding that fear by allowing it to control you and your decisions ?
Let go ! Just let the moment give you what it can. Don’t expect yourself to live multiple moments. Gotta accept that moment is ‘The One’. Be with it wholeheartedly.
“We live in a world of things, and our only connection with them is that we know how to manipulate or to consume them.”
FOMO tells you consume all that the world offers at one go and even when you’re happy with what you have.
What if you don’t want to live a certain experience? Just because the whole world does backpacking tours through Europe, you don’t have to if you don’t want to. You can’t manipulate an experience by living in it for sake. What’s the point in travelling through all the continents if that’s not what you wanted in the first place ? Who cares if people do incredible things on earth ? Do you want to ? Ask that to yourself.
Doing those things that FOMO wants you to accomplish or ticking off items on a checklist created by some pseudo adventurers isn’t gonna help you or make you feel out of this world. You would end up becoming more confused.
The basic idea is that when you inherently have fun doing something, go ahead. Don’t pursue things that you feel would bring fun into your life just coz you saw someone having loads of frolic doing them. You never know whether it’s just for posting on social networks, someone participated in an activity or just for the pure joy of it.
In a blogpost, Why Fear of Missing out is actually a good thing, also gives an instance wherein FOMO falls flat on your face..
“Your buddy Steve may look like he’s living the dream—going to concerts, traveling the world, taking Krav Maga classes—but that’s because you’re seeing his life’s highlight reel. Steve’s life is not all awesome all the time.”
-Patrick Allan, LifeHacker.com