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The Fear of Missing Out.


I feel like everyone gets this from time to time, but lately mine has been at an all-time high and so I decided to do what I always do when I'm feeling crappy ... write.

Being on this Summer roadtrip is incredible. I can't argue with that. I get to visit different countries every week, try new foods every day, and spend a whole 5 Weeks of quality time with my family without any distractions. But I can't have the best of both worlds (crap was that a Hannah Montana reference??) and so that also means missing out on whatever's happening at home. I know it's stupid, time doesn't freeze while I'm away and everyone is busy enjoying their own Summers but lately it's really been getting me down and I hate it.

It's unavoidable. Everywhere on Snapchat and Instagram I'm flooded videos of my friends hanging out, going to house parties and meeting up with new people. And then there's the spontaneous things too. Random meetups that probably won't happen ever again, days out to places we won't re-visit ... summer memories that I just won't exist in. I know I'm blowing it out of proportion and worrying too much (after all, it's literally just one Summer,) but I can't help feeling like I'm missing out, whatever I'm doing, wherever I'm going. I worry that no one will have even missed me when I come back or at least in the same way I've missed them and I'll have so much to catch up on and that
scares me

It's irrational but I think we all get this kind of fomo at some point, it's how I deal with it that I'm not sure about. Step 1. Make myself a hot chocolate. Step 2. Facetime my Best Friend. Step 3. Write this blog post. I'm counting on these things to help me feel better, so here's hoping they do. 


QOTD: GOT ANY ADVICE FOR FOMO? I COULD DO WITH IT :(

11 comments

  1. I've definitely been in your shoes before, FOMO is 100% real! Once you start living in the moment and realise how much time you waste worrying about missing out on other things, then you'll start to enjoy your time :) x

    Everything But The Kitchen Sink

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    1. Thank you for the advice! Xx

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  2. I suffer with FOMO so much! Recently it's been horrible for me but I'm working through it in the best way I can 💖 Your tips on how you help to rid it will help me so much 💖

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    1. It's such a hard thing to deal with and explain haha. Thanks Kim x

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  3. We all get a case of the FOMO at some point, it's almost inevitable. I don't know if I can really give you any advice, except maybe that you are making incredible memories of your own (that Summer roadtrip sounds seriously fantastic!) and there is still a whole future ahead of you to make new memories with the people you are missing right now. And think about all the stories you'll get to tell each other once you get back!

    xoxo
    Freya
    tgifreya.wordpress.com

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  4. I get FOMO so bad. My response to it is to plan something fun. Do something that's FOMO-worthy for others.

    - Shannon | www.goingwithhappy.com

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    1. I love this comment so much THANK YOU ❤️

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  5. FOMO is SO real and we are all guilty of it! Don't worry you're really not alone Morgs xx Just remember that you're doing your own thing and as hard as it can be, you need to focus on what you're doing and have 100% fun in that moment. It's also important to know that sometimes things you do are FOMO worthy to others xx Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

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    1. So true and thank you. I get caught up in imagining how much fun other ppl are having that I forget that's probably exactly what they're thinking about me 🙂

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  6. I have heard about FOMO in a series I watched... I really understand the feeling! Check out my blog if you have some spare time... I really like yours!
    anaeldaydreamer.blogspot.com
    xxx

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Thank you, all your lovely comments make me smile!