Fear of Missing Something (aka FOMO – fear of missing out, today’s term) is a condition that as children we had. Never wanting to go down for naps thinking we might miss something. When in reality life is basically the same when we’re asleep as it is when we’re awake and our parents are doing the same thing as always. Nothing new, nothing exciting. However today with all our technology and instant notifications we’re always in the loop. I’m sure there is many people who sleep with their phone next to their bed like I do. Except maybe my reason is it’s the alarm clock as well as everything else, but I shut my notifications off at night because the vib or the light disrupts my sleep. It sleeps face down & plugged in. There are some weekends that I don’t even turn my computer on. I tend to semi-unplug on weekends. I watch movies with the kids, or we go out, or we putter around the house, or read. It’s nice not to be connected all the time.
I read various articles about this. Here’s a few:
The best thing I found so far was this video. Too funny.
You may chuckle at this post considering my last post about social media, but just because I know how to use something doesn’t mean I’m on it all the time. I actually don’t fear missing out. I know life goes on while I’m not there and I could give a shit less. Enjoy and have fun without me. I’ll be doing the same without you.
To what extend do you have FOMO?