I used to be ruled by FOMO (fear of missing out). It drove everything I did.
I was the first to arrive at a party, and the last to leave. I would avoid saying no to events, for fear of missing the fun. I would take it personally if I wasn’t invited, as if I was personally being left out of the fun.
It wasn’t until I stopped drinking, that I realized how much ELSE I was missing out on, by being so scared of missing out on the fun.
I was missing out on:
✅ Being 100% present in my conversations
✅ Completely feeling my feelings
✅ Putting down the phone and soaking in all the experiences around me
✅ Discovering fun activities outside of drinking (like tennis!)
✅ Spending time with my amazing family
This was my first sober Thanksgiving and Birthday, and one of my BEST yet! I spent it mostly with my mom. I also got to see some of my favorite family, and some of her wonderful friends.
We did simple things like play tennis, take walks, shop, go out for dinner (so much eating and shopping!), and watch movies. And it was a blast! I felt so connected to the people around me, soaking in the time, and enjoying every moment. 💕💕💕
Do you feel ruled by FOMO? Feel like you’re missing out on the important things in life? I can help!