5 Ways to Repurpose your FOMO

Between social media and smart phones, everyone seems to be constantly connected. It seems great to know what your closest friends are up to, but sometimes being in the know can leave you feeling left out. FOMO (fear of missing out) can get you down—which is only made worse by seeing posts about events you couldn’t make it to.

As collegiettes, we’re all so busy and can’t possibly make it to everything. We end up hearing about it later and wishing we could’ve been there for it. But if you’re sick of feeling sad over missing thing, there are a few techniques you can try. 

1. Make a list of the fun things you see on social media that you want to do.

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This way, you can be positive about the future and your own activities—instead of being upset you missed it the first time.

2. Take photos when you’re out having a good time.

You can keep them for a #tbt or #fbf, and that way the memories can brighten up your Instagram feed.

3. Every time you feel FOMO coming on strong, text a friend to make plans to catch up soon.

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Now you’ve got something to look forward to.

4. If chores and homework are keeping you from your plans, make a to-do list for before you can go out.

Once you’ve finished everything on the list, you can reward yourself with catching up on some plans with friends.

5. Every time you make plans to do something fun and social, assign one chore or project to it.

That way, you can keep your plans on the condition that you finish what you need to get done.

FOMO can be channeled into something more positive—even better, you can use it to motivate you to be productive.

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