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How to Stop FOMO

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How to Stop FOMO

I used to dread my Facebook News Feed. Seeing a bunch of posts about things that were infinitely more exciting than anything in my own life left me feeling…jittery.

Have you ever felt that way?

Dr. Aarti Gupta, Clinical Director of TherapyNest, says we’re not alone. We’re so not alone that Oxford added the term FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) to its dictionaries in 2013.

Here I share 3 tips to escaping FOMO and loving your own life.

1. Ditch your social media

Experts recommend allocating a specific time, late in the day, to check your social accounts. It frees your mind from focusing on what other people are doing. You are more likely to stay mindful of your own goals, instead of what you think you should be doing to keep up with the rest.

2. Be mindful of your goals

Achieving what matters to you is the ultimate fulfilment. That party all your friends are posting about on the ‘gram may be awesome, but it will never be as awesome as the feeling in your soul when you achieve your goals.

3. Fall in love with your life

Practicing gratitude boosts self-esteem. Improved self-esteem goes hand in hand with reducing anxiety and stress, and our tendency to compare ourselves to others.

Keep a journal! Take a few minutes before you go to sleep to jot down 3 things you were grateful for today.

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