Do you ever feel like you’re missing out on things? Maybe you see your friends posting about a party, and you weren’t invited, or you hear about a new hit movie everyone is talking about, but you haven’t had time to see it? This feeling is called FOMO, or the fear of missing out. It’s something we all experience from time to time, and it can impact your mental health at times.

While FOMO can be the source of stress and other mental health symptoms, one concept that has gained popularity is JOMO, or the joy of missing out.
According to recent findings, JOMO may be just as beneficial for our mental health as FOMO is harmful.

What is JOMO, and how does it differ from FOMO (fear of missing out)?

JOMO is the joy of missing out, and it’s all about choosing quality over quantity. It’s about savoring the moment, being present, and enjoying life to the fullest. JOMO is about taking a break from the rat race and finding contentment in simple pleasures. This change in mindset can be fantastic for mental health improvement.

FOMO, or the fear of missing out, is a feeling of anxiety that comes from thinking you are missing out on something. This can be anything from an event to a conversation, and it can cause you to feel like you are not good enough or that you do not belong. JOMO, on the other hand, is the joy of missing out. The feeling of contentment comes from knowing you do not need to be a part of everything. JOMO is about being happy with what you have and enjoying your own company. It is about relaxing and recharging without feeling like you are missing out on anything.

JOMO is about embracing your own company and being content with what you have. It’s about taking the time to relax and recharge without feeling like you are missing out on anything. This can improve your mental health and general mood.

So why is JOMO good for mental health?

JOMO can help reduce stress and anxiety, two common mental health issues. When we’re constantly chasing after the next best thing, we miss out on the joys of the present moment. JOMO reminds us to slow down and appreciate the simple things in life, which improves mental health too.

JOMO can also help boost our mood and overall satisfaction with life. When we focus on enjoying the moment, we are more likely to feel happy and fulfilled.

So next time you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed, try embracing JOMO. Slow down, take a deep breath, and savor the moment. You may find it the best medicine for your mental health.

How to practice JOMO in your everyday life

JOMO is about finding contentment in your current situation and enjoying the moment that you are in. It is about savoring the simple things in life and being present, two things that play a role in mental health.

One way to practice JOMO is to put away your phone and be fully present. Be mindful of your surroundings and take in all the sights, sounds, and smells around you. Be in the moment and appreciate all that is around you. Your mental health will thank you.

You can practice JOMO in various ways, depending on what brings you joy. Some other examples of JOMO are:

-Disconnecting from social media and technology

-Scheduling time for yourself

-Saying no to plans

-Practicing self-care

-Spending time in nature

-Meditating or practicing mindfulness

-Being present in the moment

-Staying in and reading a good book or watching a movie

JOMO is all about taking time for yourself and enjoying your own company. It’s about disconnecting from everyday life’s constant hustle and bustle and taking a break from it all.

How to deal with FOMO if you struggle with it

Sometimes no matter how hard we try, we can’t avoid dealing with FOMO.

If you’re someone who has suffered from FOMO, you know how debilitating it can be. Constantly feeling like you have to be doing something or that you’re not doing enough can be exhausting, as well as the stress of feeling alone or left out. So here are a few tips on how to deal with FOMO:

-Acknowledge that FOMO is real and that it’s affecting you. This may seem obvious, but it’s an important first step. We often try to ignore our feelings or tell ourselves that they’re not valid. But acknowledging feelings is an integral part of dealing with them.

-Talk to someone about your FOMO. This can be a friend, family member, therapist, or anyone you feel comfortable talking to. It’s essential to have someone to talk to about the things you’re feeling and struggling with.

-Identify your triggers. What are the things that tend to trigger your FOMO? For some, it might be social media or seeing other people doing things they enjoy. Once you know your triggers, you can start working on avoiding them or managing them better.

-Focus on the present moment. One of the best ways to deal with FOMO is to focus on the present moment. That doesn’t mean you have to ignore your future goals, but it does mean that you should focus on what’s happening right now. Enjoy the things you’re doing and the people you’re with.

-Practice self-care. This is important for dealing with any negative emotion but especially important when it comes to FOMO. Make sure you’re taking care of yourself emotionally and physically. This can look like different things for different people, but some examples might be: exercise, journaling, spending time in nature, or listening to music.

Social media can be a huge trigger for FOMO

One of the best ways to avoid FOMO is to cut back on social media. Social media is one of the biggest triggers of FOMO, so it’s important to try and limit your time on it.

FOMO is a real problem for many people, especially kids and young adults. Social media has made it worse because we’re constantly seeing what other people are doing, and it’s easy to fall into the comparison trap. Accepting that everyone is different is a crucial part of managing FOMO.

It’s important to remember that everyone has their own unique life experiences, and you shouldn’t compare yourself to others. Just because someone is doing something doesn’t mean you have to do it too. You should live your life for yourself, not for anyone else.

Sometimes FOMO can cause significant mental health issues like anxiety and depression. If you’re experiencing severe symptoms, it’s time to get help and find a therapist near you that you can talk to.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and struggling with your mental health, call Serene Health. We have a wide variety of behavioral health and mental health services all in one place. We also offer late evening and weekend appointments from our telehealth platform so that you can speak to a therapist online from the comfort of your home. Call us at 844-737-3638 or visit to book an appointment.