Fear of missing out (FOMO) can get to the best of us. It’s an underlying form of anxiety that we’re missing out on something or that other people are having more fun than us. It’s only natural to want to feel included and part of a community.
But letting FOMO ruin your finances is a problem. A major one. Allow yourself to embrace JOMO, or the joy of missing out.
JOMO: Joy of Missing Out
JOMO encourages us to enjoy the pleasure of choosing what we want to do (or not do). By embracing JOMO, we intentionally make choices in such a way that fulfills us.
JOMO is about understanding yourself, your needs, and your desires. It’s about mindfully living in a way that energizes you.
JOMO your way to financial freedom!
In a world of endless choices, JOMO can help you achieve financial freedom when you stop keeping up with the Jones'.
One of the best ways to transform your money mindset is to embrace JOMO. In order to fully embrace this joy of missing out, it’s important to understand what’s driving your fear of missing out.
FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early)
Letting go of FOMO can be helpful in your strategy to reach FIRE. With so many opportunities, it can feel tempting to do them all.
With so many choices, it can feel overwhelming to even get started. It’s no wonder we can feel depleted before even starting the journey to FIRE.
Yes, there are a gazillion ways to reach financial freedom.
Investing in stocks, flipping houses, owning rental property, running an online biz...the list goes on! But it doesn’t mean you need to do it all. Just pick 1 or 2 that gets you excited.
Everyone's situation is unique. That's why we cover simple strategies to help you reach financial freedom at your own pace.
Got major FOMO? No worries, you’re not alone.
All it takes is small, but consistent, baby steps towards shifting your fears and anxieties. Start with noticing thoughts whenever they surface.
R.A.I.N. on your FOMO thoughts.
R.A.I.N. stands for recognize, accept, intention, and neutralize. Recognize that feeling worried is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion.
As humans, we are wired to operate on survival mode. Whenever we feel threatened or fearful, anxious surface...fast. Basically, the sympathetic nervous system is activated which is often referred to as the fight or flight response.
Accept your feelings and thoughts by letting go of any self-judgement. Sometimes we feel even more anxious because we think we shouldn’t feel anxious in the first place.
So let go of any self-judgement and allow yourself to feel.
Take three slow breaths to ease your way out of the fight or flight mode. Next, set the intention to release the anxious thoughts. You may then wish to set the intention to detach from any particular outcome.
The “I” in R.A.I.N. also stands for introspection.
Get to the bottom of why you are feeling nervous and concerned by doing some self-reflection. Anxiety can be caused by both external and internal events.
You could be worried about a specific person, or situation. Or your concerns could be triggered by an external event. Memories of traumatic event can also trigger anxious feelings.
Once you understand the basis of your feelings, it’s time to neutralize it. Get to the bottom of why you are holding on to concerns. Understanding this will ultimately create space to let go of the anxiety and create positive energy flow.
The key is to simply be aware of the anxious FOMO energy.
If you recognize the lower vibrations that you carry from holding on to anxious thoughts, take a moment to consider what is keeping you from energetically detaching from your concerns.
As a busy person, you can’t go very far if you’re in anxious energy. The energetic flow is not conducive to what you need to attract in order to build wealth.
So take a moment to recognize what actions needed to be taken in order to give you a sense of relief and create space for what you desire. Will the actions steps distract you from your money goals? Or will the next steps lead you closer to your goals?
Ultimately, it comes down to being in the vibration of what you desire. After all, when we vibrate at the same frequency of the best version of ourselves, we are able to manifest faster breakthroughs.
Keeping the faith is essential in order to prevent cluttering your energy. If you continuously bounce from self-doubt to self-confidence throughout the day, the ‘yo-yo’-ing will impact your vibrations.
Sure, it’s not easy to have high-vibe thoughts 100% of the day.
But so long as you are able to make an effort to do so 51% of the time, you’ll see progress! So be sure to have trust that what you need will come forth.
Sometimes this may mean taking a break from social media which may trigger you to want to spend. Or spending less time with people who are always encouraging you to splurge.
Whatever you do, but sure the actions you take stem from choices that bring about joy. Raising your energetic vibrations will help to build wealth. After all, money is energy!
Ready to create more positive energy flow into your life?
Fellow money savvy friends, are you ready to transform your mindset to build more wealth? Don’t be a Bond Girl. It’s time to be the star of your own show! Embrace JOMO with me!
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