Okay. Here’s my story everyone. I’ve decided to take a break on social media for two weeks.
✓ Two weeks of not posting anything,
✓ Two weeks of not scrolling down my social media feeds, and
✓ Two weeks of not seeing my friends’ posts.
Do you want to know how I really felt during my break on social media? Let me tell you that it probably was the best feelings ever. Sometimes, all we actually need to do is just you know... logging of your social media accounts and be more present in your real life. By doing that (at least for me), it helped me minimize my ‘FOMO’ feelings. Using social media a lot can be pretty overwhelming as you keep seeing everyone’s posts + life updates and then you compare them to yours.
Have you ever read the old phrase ‘the grass is always greener,’ ? - Meaning that people often assume that there are better things in other places. That’s what will happen when you experience FOMO. You will feel like you miss out on a lot of things. I’ve been in there situation where I kept comparing my life & myself to other people’s. I also felt anxious about not progressing or living a life that is not as exciting as it could be. But then.. I realized that what I’ve done was wrong. I should’ve not compared of what I have to other people. Everything that I’ve achieved, gotten, and had in my life has been such a blessing and worth to be grateful for. The more I kept comparing myself to other people, the more I ruined my own self esteem. So.. I decided to change the way I think by being grateful of every little things that I’ve had in my life. Like my supportive family, my healthy body, my best friends, and myself 😉. I forgot that I’ve been blessed by having those little things. Then, I gave myself these new questions:
1. Why would I feel fear of missing out?
2. Why do I have to compare my life to other people’s life while I already have the best life ever?
In my journal, I wrote the things that I’ve promised myself to do which include:
1. I won’t compare everything I have to other people.
2. I won’t be afraid if my relatedness needs are not being met.
3. I won’t feel any regrets for missing out.
Yup those three things are my promises to myself. Don’t ever let your FOMO feelings summon your mind or soul. Just remember:
-> Everything that you see on the internet isn’t always true or accurate. There are tons of inaccurate things on the Net.
-> Limiting your time on social media is so important because you will get to be more present in your real life and engage in real interactions or conversations with other people.
So guys.. there’s no need for us to feel FOMO. Be grateful of what you are and what you have. It’s the the most important and fundamental things that we have to do in order to handle our FOMO feelings. Love yourself and you’re your own person ❤️