How to practice JOMO in your everyday life
JOMO is about finding contentment in your current situation and enjoying the moment that you are in. It is about savoring the simple things in life and being present, two things that play a role in mental health.
One way to practice JOMO is to put away your phone and be fully present. Be mindful of your surroundings and take in all the sights, sounds, and smells around you. Be in the moment and appreciate all that is around you. Your mental health will thank you.
You can practice JOMO in various ways, depending on what brings you joy. Some other examples of JOMO are:
-Disconnecting from social media and technology
-Scheduling time for yourself
-Saying no to plans
-Spending time in nature
-Meditating or practicing mindfulness
-Being present in the moment
-Staying in and reading a good book or watching a movie
JOMO is all about taking time for yourself and enjoying your own company. It’s about disconnecting from everyday life’s constant hustle and bustle and taking a break from it all.
How to deal with FOMO if you struggle with it
Sometimes no matter how hard we try, we can’t avoid dealing with FOMO.
If you’re someone who has suffered from FOMO, you know how debilitating it can be. Constantly feeling like you have to be doing something or that you’re not doing enough can be exhausting, as well as the stress of feeling alone or left out. So here are a few tips on how to deal with FOMO:
-Acknowledge that FOMO is real and that it’s affecting you. This may seem obvious, but it’s an important first step. We often try to ignore our feelings or tell ourselves that they’re not valid. But acknowledging feelings is an integral part of dealing with them.
-Talk to someone about your FOMO. This can be a friend, family member, therapist, or anyone you feel comfortable talking to. It’s essential to have someone to talk to about the things you’re feeling and struggling with.
-Identify your triggers. What are the things that tend to trigger your FOMO? For some, it might be social media or seeing other people doing things they enjoy. Once you know your triggers, you can start working on avoiding them or managing them better.
-Focus on the present moment. One of the best ways to deal with FOMO is to focus on the present moment. That doesn’t mean you have to ignore your future goals, but it does mean that you should focus on what’s happening right now. Enjoy the things you’re doing and the people you’re with.
-Practice self-care. This is important for dealing with any negative emotion but especially important when it comes to FOMO. Make sure you’re taking care of yourself emotionally and physically. This can look like different things for different people, but some examples might be: exercise, journaling, spending time in nature, or listening to music.
Social media can be a huge trigger for FOMO
One of the best ways to avoid FOMO is to cut back on social media. Social media is one of the biggest triggers of FOMO, so it’s important to try and limit your time on it.
FOMO is a real problem for many people, especially kids and young adults. Social media has made it worse because we’re constantly seeing what other people are doing, and it’s easy to fall into the comparison trap. Accepting that everyone is different is a crucial part of managing FOMO.
It’s important to remember that everyone has their own unique life experiences, and you shouldn’t compare yourself to others. Just because someone is doing something doesn’t mean you have to do it too. You should live your life for yourself, not for anyone else.
Sometimes FOMO can cause significant mental health issues like anxiety and depression. If you’re experiencing severe symptoms, it’s time to get help and find a therapist near you that you can talk to.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and struggling with your mental health, call Serene Health. We have a wide variety of behavioral health and mental health services all in one place. We also offer late evening and weekend appointments from our telehealth platform so that you can speak to a therapist online from the comfort of your home. Call us at 844-737-3638 or visit www.serenehealth.com to book an appointment.