What is FOMO?

Have you ever felt sad or depressed after visiting your friends profile on facebook, instagram or whtsapp status? Please don’t. There is a hell lot of difference between real life and life on social media. According to a report, the major problem that today’s youth have been facing is FOMO (Fear of missing out).  The information displayed on social media accounts is not true in all the cases. Sometimes in order to present an idealistic picture of family, relations and achievements, people post such things which make others feel insecure. They feel that others are having more fun or availing better opportunities. They believe that they are missing out some information or chances available to others. This FOMO has resulted in depression, anxiety and unhappiness amongst many youngsters. How can we deal with this FOMO?

Remember some tips:

  • Facebook, instagram and all other social platforms are an illusion. They do not present the real picture.
  • Stop bothering about what other around you are doing.
  • Give attention to your aims and goals in life.
  • Stop looking at social media as a tool of happiness. It is just a way to connect to your friends.
  • Show your appreciation for the real life achievements. Try to take time out of your schedule to talk to your friends over phone and if possible try to visit them.
  • Adopt an attitude of gratitude.
  • Rather than feeling unhappy at others success, you should rather look at the bright side of the things.

7 thoughts on “What is FOMO?

Leave a Reply to Crazy woman Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.