FOMO = Fear Of Missing Out.
It’s a serious cultural crisis — and it’s reflected in the way we eat (with cellphones blinking), sleep (with our laptops, nestled into the covers like digital lovers), work (with our inboxes & Twitter feeds open, at all times), commit (or rather, over-commit), and play (with one eye perpetually scanning the room, for something … better.)
FOMO is the polar opposite of FOCUS.
It’s rooted in the nefarious belief that this moment, right now, in all its splendor, with what we’ve currently got … just. isn’t. good. enough.
What would happen if … we collectively liberated ourselves from the painful grip of FOMO-itis?
Even just for a single hour — say, starting right now?
Let’s do it. I’ll join you.
Here’s a collection of mantras to help alleviate the fear of missing out … of needing to do more … and of not being amazing enough.
Choose one, or say them all. Repeat as needed. Onward, with ease!
30 mantras you can say to yourself …
❤ I am here now. I’ll be there, later.
❤ I’ve done enough for today.
❤ I’ve done (more than) enough for today.
❤ I’ve chosen to be here, now. And I made a really good choice.
❤ I could unplug for 100 years and not miss a single thing.
❤ I am very busy … at staying un-busy.
❤ I am a messenger of ease, in an un-easy world.
❤ I am leaving the world in better condition than I found it.
❤ I am mastering the art of supreme focus.
❤ I am exploring the science of play.
❤ I am living proof that less is more.
❤ I am a role model for a resentment-free life!
❤ Mr. Rogers would be proud of me, today.
❤ The biggest gift I can give to myself (and the world) is my well-rested body & mind.
❤ The greatest gift I can give to myself (and the world) is my own undivided attention.
❤ It is impossible for me to “miss out.” There are (more than enough) miracles to go ’round.
❤ Everybody needs me right now (AND) Nobody needs me right now.
❤ Everything needs to be finished (AND) Nothing needs to be finished.
❤ Nobody benefits from my exhaustion (BUT) Everyone benefits from my happiness.
❤ The Internet is my friend & my tool — not my home.
❤ My calendar is beautifully full, but not busy. My job is to keep it that way.
❤ Being quiet & still is the kindest thing I can do.
❤ When I rest, unplug & play, I give other people permission to do the same.
❤ When I let emails sit in my inbox — instead of answering them instantly — I am teaching patience to others.
❤ When I move at a slower, easier pace, I am modeling compassion for others.
❤ When there’s less on my plate, my true brilliance has space to emerge.
❤ Every time I say NO, somebody else gets to say YES.
❤ Every time I say NO, my life gets lighter & brighter.
❤ Focus is such a flattering color.
❤ Ease looks good on me.
… + 1 mantra you can say to somebody else:
❤ The only thing on my to-do list … is you.
What do YOU do when you’re feeling over-stretched, over-worked, over-booked and / or under-focused?
Breathwork? Yoga? Cartwheels? Candles? Magic? Mantras? Share the love, if you please.
Pssst. Guess who’s coming to NYC this April?
Well, ME. For starters. To teach my signature workshop for writers, artists, coaches, healers, inventors, entrepreneurs & stretchy-minded kindred spirits: WRITE YOURSELF INTO MOTION!
But guess who ELSE is coming? Oh, you know, just some of the COOLEST people on the planet. No biggie.
As of right nowza, the participant line-up includes: a (former) White House staff member turned hot yoga teacher. A freelance philosopher. A firecracker copywriter. An unconventional marketing geekette. A parenting expert who’s been featured on ABC Nightline, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood & Good Morning America. A publishing maven who runs a studio where grown-ups & kidlets can express their stories, through writing & art. And … oh, say … maybe YOU?
Get ready to find the right words to tell the world who you are — and set your next big project in motion. Muah! See you there!