The beginning of JOMO
Updated: May 27, 2019
One day I realized that my phone became a new part of my body, a smart extension of my right hand. This is the story about my JOMO manifesto.
Being connected has always been important to me. As time went by, I started to develop habits around my phone;
First thing in the morning? Checking notifications.
Waiting in line? Scrolling on social media.
Working or studying? Always with the phone on the desk. Just in case. You never know when you miss a message or call.
The day was ending exactly the way it started: with the phone in my hand.
Sounds like it’s not such a big deal, but when did it become so hard to resist the temptation? I don’t know about you, but I find it challenging to control myself and NOT check the phone whenever I get a new notification.
After searching more about this ‘syndrome’ that I will call from now on FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), I found out that I’m not the only one with this problem. I could have told this just by looking at the people around me in the subway, while going out with my friends, at the gym and so on. So here we are. 2019. Wired. Always looking for new information. Always up to date.
I will not write here about how we should stop using our phones but I am trying to make a point: phones got our attention and we should use them more wisely if we want to be focused at work, experience awareness, and probably become more confident (this one in case you are using social media too much 😊 ).
I will be here from now on, writing about digital minimalism, recommending books, posting challenges, and learning how to live the life that I aspire to have.
Follow me on this journey of discovering the JOMO – The Joy Of Missing Out.