This week is not just a great time to be thankful and show gratitude, it is also an opportunity to practice JOMO. During a time when life feels hectic and busy, the days of FOMO, or the fear of missing out, are long gone and instead practicing JOMO, or the joy of missing out, may do you some good. Having some time off can give you the opportunity to work on self-care and unwind in order to come back recharged and focused.
During the holidays, it is easy to find ourselves with a number of invites and obligations. With technology at our fingertips, we are connected 24/7; however, stopping for a moment, being present, and taking a break from all the “noise” is extremely important. This new phenomenom with JOMO is making waves and people are taking notice. Today you can find many people using app timers and reduced notifications, or even reading books like “How To Break Up with Your Phone,” in order to practice being more intentional with their time.
JOMO is about being happy with where you are at in the present moment, instead of what you “should” or “could” be doing. One thing you can do is be intentional with your time and schedule things that are truly important. Also, instead of focusing on what everyone else is doing, give yourself permission to just be. Respond to tasks that truly need to be done right away and don’t ignore things like exercise and sleep. A third way to embrace the present moment is to separate time to be tech-free. Maybe take time to go outside or read a book. When you separate time for these things, it allows you to focus on your true priorities, promotes your creativity, and increases your productivity.
For #MakeItHappen Monday, take a moment to pause and separate time for you. Give yourself permission to say no to the things that can wait and take tech free breaks in order to enjoy the things that truly matter. Embrace those moments of quiet. You can let us know how you are enjoying your JOMO time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or share your story and tag us on social.
Go make it happen,
Luly & the YTeach Team
“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson