Tuesday, 22 October 2013

FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)

When trying to think what to title my post today I changed it a number of times, I usually don't give that much thought into it but I didn't want to mispreprent what it is I wanted to say today.

If you follow me on twitter or we are friends on facebook, heck if we've spoken in the last couple of weeks, you would know that I have not been in the best headspace. Last week I had something on every single day of the week, so from work I would have to go to one appointment and then rush off to another. I knew it was going to be a hectic couple of days but I honestly did not think my body would give up on me. In Thursday morning, I became ill and it lasted well.... all the way through to today.

I have been saying to anyone who would listen my friends and family that when you're body is shouting at you you should listen. A few weeks ago my skin started acting up and then my hair was falling out and I swaer everything I eat goes straight to my hips but last week was the final straw for me. While I suffered in pain, I thought "If only I had said no to one or two things" my body would have pushed through. Pushed through to what is the question?

The Fear of Missing out hit me bad and then my body hit back which sucks but it has forced me to take a moment (or a week) to decide what am I going to do to change all these things that are affecting my body.

I think it's important for me to remember to say NO when necessary and remember that I need to take a mental time out.

FOMO coupled with the many developments in my life have left me in a bit of a sour place and I am trying really hard not to let the negativity spread.

Now tell me, what do you do to deal with FOMO??? DO you suffer with it or is just me?


Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

I was JUST talking about this! I need to start saying no and seriously ground myself. I hate sitting at home though when I know something fun is happening.

Nats ~Coral Tinted Perceptions said...

It's terrible but we have to learn to say " no" . As I type this I am thinking of where I am going tomorrow already ;)