Show Notes

Episode 168: Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)

We’ve all felt the Fear of Missing Out. It can prompt us to do things that might not be in our best interest. In this episode, Janine and Shannon discuss FOMO and some strategies for not falling prey to it.

Discussion topics include:

  • Janine’s love for her Wool& wool dresses (despite the summer heat)
  • How a fear of missing out may have prompted the purchase of her sixth wool dress
  • Shannon’s desire for Janine to get a seventh wool dress and embroider the days of the week on them
  • Shannon’s recognition of FOMO as a reason she was tempted to take a third cartooning class
  • How getting in touch with what was important to her helped her decline the opportunity
  • One antidote for FOMO: Reminding yourself of the things you’re saying no and how it hasn’t been a problem
  • FOMO as it relates to the crazy used car market
  • Our recurring theme: The value of getting in touch with what’s important to you to quell FOMO
  • Weighing the effort required and whether it’s worth it to act out of a fear of missing out
  • The relative nature of “too much work” and recognizing your threshold for what is too much
  • Checking in with your values when you realize you’re acting out of a fear of missing out


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