The key to hap­pi­ness lies in JOMO, not FOMO

Hindustan Times (Ranchi) - Live - - Lifestyle -

FOMO or fear of miss­ing out is old news. It is the time for the counter trend of JOMO (joy of miss­ing out). This is hardly sur­pris­ing given that we are all hy­per­con­nected, burnout is a com­mon oc­cur­rence, and peo­ple may want to take a step back. JOMO is all about liv­ing in the mo­ment and dis­con­nect­ing con­sciously.

In 2016, the Collins dic­tionary in­cluded ‘JOMO’ in their words of the year, along with ‘Brexit’ and ‘snowflake gen­er­a­tion’.

So, if you are some­one who doesn’t like par­ty­ing, JOMO lets you just be. You can stay at home in your py­ja­mas and not have to be con­nected to peo­ple all the time. There are ben­e­fits to JOMO. For one, you may have more men­tal space to do what you like in­stead of go­ing with what your peer group is ask­ing you to do. And it can pro­tect you from feel­ing burnt out as well. Here’s how you can add JOMO to your life:

Just be­cause you have a smart­phone does not mean that you need to be check­ing for up­dates all the time. Learn to demarcate cer­tain times when you con­sciously do noth­ing. Be­come some­one who takes their time in an­swer­ing their emails or mes­sages.

There’s no need to feel ashamed about tak­ing a call or to watch some­thing on your lap­top in­stead of go­ing out or work­ing. But be sure about and happy with the de­ci­sion in­stead of feel­ing mis­er­able while do­ing it. Make sure that when you browse your so­cial me­dia, you check out things that are use­ful to you in some way. Get­ting a proper bal­ance will help you save time and feel mo­ti­vated.

DEMARCATE CER­TAIN PE­RI­ODS OF THE DAY WHEN YOU CON­SCIOUSLY DO NOTH­ING. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE CON­NECTED TO PEO­PLE ALL THE TIME

PHOTO: SHUT­TER­STOCK

JOMO (Joy of miss­ing out) is all about liv­ing in the mo­ment

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