I have FOMO Syndrome. I know, it sounds terrible, right? How do you know if you have FOMO Syndrome?
Well, here is a list of symptoms:
- You can’t pass by anything that is shiny.
- You have so many things on your to-do list and you are so overwhelmed that you don’t to-do anything.
- You want to do it all because, well, you are just a really passionate person, right?
- You don’t finish anything. In fact, you have a walk-in closet for all of your unfinished projects.
- Sidetracked is a state you often find yourself in.
- You have a hard time focusing.
- Your husband often shakes his head at you when you are telling him about your “latest new thing”.
- As a child, you stayed awake at night trying to listen to the adults’ conversations because you just might miss out on something.
If you have one or more of these symptoms, you may suffer from FOMO Syndrome, commonly known as Fear of Missing Out Disease. Yes, it is a terrible thing but don’t despair, there is a cure.
Here are some home remedies:
- Clear your calendar
- Stop glorifying busy
- Believe you are enough without the fuss
- Take time to be quiet and listen – to yourself, to your body and to God
- Slow down and take the time to heal
- Create daily rituals to incorporate quiet space into your life, put them into your calendar and make them non-negotiable
- Let go and just trust
- Be still in mind, body and spirit
Do you feel like you have to be constantly doing in order to keep your head above water? Paradoxically, the opposite is true.
You can’t move forward until you take the time to be still.
This does not mean that you should stop trying new things and doing what makes your heart happy. It just means that it would be helpful to recognize when it is time to fold in and become still and listen.
Take five minutes today to just be.