The fear of missing out can pop up unexpectedly.
Perhaps you promised yourself you wouldn’t drink, but now you’re not so sure.
You’re worried you won’t have a good time if you’re sober. You don’t want to feel left out.
The fear of missing out – otherwise known as FOMO – can seriously derail your alcohol free goals if you let it.
This video is all about overcoming FOMO with one key question:
“The ‘Fear Of Missing Out’ is what happens when scarcity slams into shame. FOMO lures us out of our integrity with whispers about what we could or should be doing. FOMO’s favorite weapon is comparison. It kills gratitude and replaces it with ‘not enough.'”
The fear of missing out
FOMO pulls you away from what you said you wanted and tries to keep you stuck in your old way of doing things. It creates fears about what you might miss out on. For example, taste, fun, connection with friends, a certain experience.
Check your thoughts
When the fear of missing out comes up, ask yourself: what’s the story I’m telling myself here? Use it as a cue to explore a particular belief you have. For example, do you really need to drink to have fun? What about all those times when you’ve drunk and not had a great experience?
If I say yes to this, what am I saying no to?
This is the key question. Saying yes to drinking means saying no to the future you really want. You’re saying no to feeling proud, having your own back and waking up hangover free. Fast forward 24 hours: what is it you really want – your old patterns or something new?
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