Seriously, how often do you take on more than you can handle because you are worried that you will miss out on something? That something could be a promotion at work, a romantic relationship, a friendship, a social event that you want to be a part of, the latest news in the digital world or even an opportunity to make a difference in the world? Honestly, I think we all suffer from this to some degree but not many actually realize how serious this problem is.
The reality is that we are all in this together and fear or missing out (FOMO) is as big and as real as it’s ever been because we are increasingly bombarded information every day. From the moment we wake up we need to make decisions from what to eat, what to wear, and so on, and that’s just in the first hour of our waking day. Each decision demands attention, focus and energy . This constant decision making can take a toll on your sense of well-being and lead to anxiety, stress, overwhelm…and it can even destroy relationships.