We’ve probably all heard of FOMO, or ‘the fear of missing out’.
FOMO is the currency of social media platforms, eager to encourage us to compare our lives with those of others. For each post depicting health, wealth, and happiness, we might pay with the discomfort and dread of missing out on something, often forgetting that posts are heavily curated presentations of ‘the good life’.
Conversely, the joy of missing out (JOMO) refers to unplugging from online life and reconnecting to simple pleasures in the present moment, and has been touted as an antidote to the fear of missing out.
This article will encourage you to explore JOMO as essential self-care in our fast-paced digital culture.
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