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.
destiny [ˈdɛstɪnɪ]n pl -nies
3. (Philosophy) the ultimate power or agency that predetermines the course of events
Then about a month ago, I came upon this blog called Regional Recipes which is hosted by Joanne of Eats Well With Others. The participants of this blog cook their way around the globe visiting a new country every month. And you will never guess where we are going this month. Actually, you probably will. Yup, you guessed it. JAPAN. How weird is that? Is that not destiny?
Combine the seasonings well, then coat the tuna with them. In a large, hot saute pan, add the sesame oil, then sear the tuna evenly on all sides till desired doneness.
Remove from the pan, slice and keep warm until serving time. 2 servings.
Orange-ponzu cream sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons cooking sherry
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1/4 pound butter, at room temperature
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Kosher salt and ground pepper
Simmer the soy, citrus juices and sherry in a saucepan until reduced by half. Lower the heat, add in the evaporated milk and simmer for 2 minutes. In a ramekin, add about 1/4 cup of water to the cornstarch to create a paste. Whisk into sauce until slightly thickened. Take off stove top and whisk in the soft butter, a little at a time, until dissolved. Season with salt and pepper. Makes about 2/3 cup.
Both of these recipes were adapted from this site.
I loved this dish. The meaty consistency of the tuna is unlike any other fish that I have eaten. Even in the photo above it looks like sliced steak, doesn’t it?
Photo credits go to my daughter, Kyla Macdonald.