4 ways to crush your FOMO
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Sometimes you just don’t feel like going out. For whatever reason, fatigue, boredom, anxiety or just not feeling it.
But the spectre of FOMO can often loom large and tease you into going out, just in case it’s the fabled “best night ever”. It is possible to crush the FOMO and enjoy a quiet night in. Here’s how…
MAKE SOLID PLANS
If you’re worried about FOMO haunting you during a night in, then make firm plans to counter those feelings. It could be something as simple as researching an interesting docu-series on Netflix. Whatever it is, build up your excitement around it and stick to it.
INVEST TIME AND ENERGY IN YOUR LIFE
Sometimes you can get so caught up in the party lifestyle that everything else fades away. Work on making sure the rest of your life is fulfilling, so that missing the odd night out doesn’t feel like such a heavy blow.
REMEMBER ALL THE CRAPPY NIGHTS
When we stay in, the fear is always that we’re missing out on something mind blowing. Remember though, there are so many nights out that turn out to be mediocre and forgettable. Keep that in mind when your anxious brain is trying to convince you that tonight, of all nights, is going down in history.
Easier said than done, but dig your heels in and promise yourself that you will stay in and enjoy it. There’s an almost mystical allure to FOMO, but most of that is due to your overactive imagination. Work on keeping that in check, perhaps with a list of pros and cons about going out.
FOMO AFFECTS OUR MOOD
Despite being thought of as a psychological motivator, FOMO typically has a negative effect on your mood and life satisfaction. Eradicating it from your mind will lead to a more positive outlook. Be gone FOMO!
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