Naturally, you’re an extrovert and an outgoing person who loves nothing more than keeping up with the latest gossip, heading to all of the parties in one night, and instantly hitting the ‘Going’ button on any Facebook invite whether you’ve consulted your friends or not. You love a night out, and you love being the first one to see the latest movies so you can tell everybody about it. However, this type of lifestyle, while wild and fun, can get a little tiring after a while and because of this you may need to have a back-up plan in case so you can begin to embrace JOMO a little more often. JOMO is the joy of missing out, where you can stay at home and enjoy the fact that you’re not at the latest party, without feeling jealous that you’ve missed out.
We’ve put together an action plan that you can begin to put in place over the next few days, weeks, months and years, so you can begin to be a little more JOMO.
1. Switch off your mobile phone
One of the biggest reasons for being more FOMO is the influence of social media and networking. In this day and age, you can see what absolutely everybody is doing, and because of this you may feel like you’re missing out on something leading you to put your dancing shoes back on and heading out again. Once you switch off your mobile phone, you will feel less pressure to continually check and be jealous of those around you. Turn off your phone, and instead turn on your laptop and head to Wink Slots to play our extensive range – so you won’t feel like you’re missing out again.
2. Allow yourself to be uncomfortable
While solitude and being on your own may appeal to you, it can sometimes be a little uncomfortable – particularly those who enjoy being around people and are far more extroverted than they are introverted. Start small, and allow yourself to be uncomfortable in order to push the boundaries. JOMO isn’t always about being solitary, but it is about enjoying missing out, and a lot of the time that comes from a lack of jealousy towards your peers, and generally being on your own. Author Charles Bukowski once wrote that ‘isolation is a gift’ so take a break from social media, and remember to be yourself.
While this may seem like a drastic step in order to find your inner Zen, implementing some form of meditation or at least self-reflection into your day, every day, will help you to truly embrace the joy of missing out. This will allow you to focus on key areas of yourself as a form of self-healing, so you won’t feel jealous of those around you who are out and about. You can do what you enjoy doing, without the influence of others’ actions getting in the way.
Being a little more JOMO can be somewhat intimidating, particularly at first, but there is something relaxing and appealing about enjoying being on you own rather than forcing yourself to be out and about when you don’t really want to be.