Seven ways to deal with FOMO

Fear Of Missing Out may not seem to be valid but is a fact in the digitally social world.

Seven ways to deal and confront FOMO using mindful writing :

1. Take out 10 minutes to write down all that you think you will miss out. This may include things related to your work and your personal life. Also, write things which you do just because it’s now a habit. Cover both the digital and non-digital platforms.

2. Review and correct the list after 24 hours. Rectify and rearrange if and as needed. Bring it as close as possible to fit in your typical day.

3. See what parts of it really matters in your life. You can categorically indicate using tasks based on its importance or priority for you.

4. Now make a list of things which you can reduce or avoid. Eg : news watching, channel surfing, net browsing, social and other media consumption etc.

5. Create “Big Rocks”. Bog Rocks are the areas and roles in your life that you are committed to and which you value the most. As a professional, a husband/ partner, a father, an artist etc.

6. List down the activities associated to your Big Rocks. Schedule these activities and tasks in your upcoming calendar for the week.

7. Revisit what you achieved at the end of week. Appreciate and reward yourself for living an effective life.

And a Bonus step 😊 :

Repeat from Step 1 to Step 7

Reset your life

Press reset button this weekend.

Step 1: Clean the slate by putting everything you think so be cleaned on paper.

Step 2: Create a Future Map with your core values as backdrop.

Step 3: Build an operational plan which is actionable.

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Break from routine

Break from routine can lead to collapsing of systems or an opportunity for new creations. Three things to consider in this period are :

1. Write all your incomplete things, ideas, thoughts , activities ,tasks and projects. Catharsis to be OK with yourself.

2. Create a new future with new ideas, new learning and a new game of life to play. Create a Visual Future Map.

3. Build an Operating / Working Model for execution . Eliminate, Automate , Delegate and Create.

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Information Hygiene

Misinformation is not like a plumbing problem you fix. It is a social condition, like crime, that you must constantly monitor and adjust to – Tom Rosenstiel (Senior Fellow , Brookings Institution)

Information hygiene checklist:

1. Distance your self from misinformation about home remedies and non-scientific methods

2. Be aware of your ‘continuous partial attention’ . Information overload with less attention to details/source will cause panic.

3. Check pandemic numbers and forecast from reliable sources

(Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center (https://lnkd.in/fu8AtKt )

3. If you come across useful information , verify the source before sharing with others.

4. Learn / recommend preventive majors coming from proven resources ( Social distancing https://lnkd.in/fdmi3z3)

5. Maintain scientific temperament to avoid spreading both the virus and misinformation .

Emotional Hygiene

The weekend and week will definitely go in history. Surely you will reflect back to see how you dealt with it. Physical hygiene tips are everywhere, here is a checklist for your Emotional Hygiene :

1. Deep Breaths : Inhale through your nose , hold , count till 5 and exhale through your mouth. Repeat 5 times.

2. Write your thoughts in a Journal , at least once a day

3. Stroll for 10-15 mins observing your surroundings

4. Learn online , form meaningful communities

5. Spend time with your family and create nice memories

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