Notes to self: Dealing with FOMO

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The fear of missing out – or FOMO – is so much more that just a vaguely annoying cutesy acronym. It’s a real thing, and it thrives on on our social media saturated, more-is-more lifestyle. It’s the feeling you get when you see someone living their (seemingly) perfect Instagram life and posting about it on the daily. It’s the jealousy you feel when you think that your friends are having fun without you. It’s the dread that your life will never be good enough unless you can just manage to get the perfect body/job/partner/house/designer item. And it’s the creeping doubt that fills your mind on a casual Friday night when you wonder if you should be out there living life instead of drinking gin in bed while watching Grey’s Anatomy (although if that’s not living life, I frankly don’t know what is).

At least, that’s what fomo feels like for me.

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Helpful Links When Everything Isn’t OK

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It’s Mental Health Awareness Week this week in the UK. I’m not a mental health professional, nor an expert by any means, but I do know that starting conversations about mental health and sharing personal experiences can make a huge difference, and help reduce the stigma surrounding these issues.

I don’t usually do much for this kind of thing, for whatever reason, but I wanted to share some links to things that have helped me in the past – the posts and pages I bookmark and go back to on bad days. Hopefully they may be useful to you or someone you know.

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