Ohhh the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) – we’ve all been there! On the surface, having FOMO doesn’t seem like it’s that big of a deal. I mean, who doesn’t want to enjoy life and have more fun experiences? Who wouldn’t be a little sad if they missed out on something awesome?
But the thing is, when FOMO starts to cause anxiety or bring on feelings of insecurity over the fear of missing out on something – whether that ‘something’ is a job, a date, an opportunity, or simply a night out – it’s actually something to look into because it’s affecting your quality of life.
FOMO is taking you out of the present moment and into a BS, future-tripping story that there’s always something better than what’s happening right now.
Here’s the thing love, all FOMO stems from the ego. Always.
It’s a distraction created by the ego to keep you looking into the future, constantly seeking external validation and approval, and feeling overwhelmed and confused about your choices.
This is a lot of pressure and I want to let you know that there’s no such thing as a ‘perfect choice’. There are just choices and the meaning we place on that choice is all a matter of perspective.
To help you squash FOMO for good, I want to invite you into a new perspective.
What if instead of constantly worrying about making the right choice, you adopted the mindset that whatever you do choose is the perfect choice?
This way, it’s impossible to be missing out on something, because you’re always exactly where you’re meant to be.
All – and I mean ALL – of your power exists in the present moment. It doesn’t exist in the past. And it definitely doesn’t exist in the future.
You have all the power right here, right now, in this moment.
The key to no longer letting FOMO run your life is to trust that you’re exactly where you’re meant to be and you’re doing it exactly right.
This is so much easier said than done because many of us struggle with trusting ourselves.
But we really do hold all the answers inside of us, we just have to get quiet enough to listen and reconnect with our intuition.
Your intuition is your inner guidance system and when you’re connected to your intuition, you can easily discern what things to say yes to and what things to pass on.
And when you’re saying yes to the things that light you up and saying no to the things that don’t, you’re naturally having more fun, are happy in the moment, and you can officially say #byefelicia to FOMO!
One of the most powerful ways to connect to your intuition is through a daily self-care practice. I wrote a whole blog on my intentional self-care practice that you can read here.
Another tool to help you drop out of your head and into your intuition is to journal. If you’re new around here, I’m a little journal obsessed! It’s my favorite way to separate from the ego thoughts and tap into my inner guidance system. I’m absolutely loving this journal. It’s cute, easy to write in, and really helps me organize and process my thoughts. You can grab my free journal prompts to help you get started here.
Journaling is key to helping you reconnect to the deep level of trust that you have with yourself. And I love using this smude spray set to reconnect to the deep level of trust that I have with the Universe.
Smudge sprays are an amazing tool to clear out negative energy and invite in a new perspective. You can do a couple sprays in your area before journaling and ask Spirit, the Universe, God – whatever spiritual power works for you – to help you to reconnect to your own inner guidance system. Take a deep breath, inhale the fresh perspective, and start writing from your heart or use these free prompts.
My hope is that you remember that you are always experiencing exactly what you’re meant to. Even if you feel like you “missed out” on something, trust that you gained something too. If things aren’t unfolding the way you like, there’s always some lesson or higher perspective to receive. It’s all happening exactly as it’s meant to and it’s an invitation for you to step deeper and more fully into trusting yourself and the higher loving plan for you.
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