Of course, Lululemon, the favorite clothing store of many, has the new words of wisdom for the ages. I first saw the phrase JOMO on Lulu's Instagram post and was intrigued. Is it like FOMO (fear of missing out)? There may be certain contexts where I may have small amounts of FOMO, but having a full life with a business, family, and friends, it is increasingly rare for me. For lots of friends and others in my life, though, the struggle is real.
So, what is JOMO? According to the post by the wise old sage, Lululemon, it's The Joy of Missing Out! - and it feels amazing. If 2018 taught me anything, it's that I need to focus less on what others are doing, and be right here, in the present. As I use my 2019 year SIMPLIFY, I am committed to being super present at home; putting down my phone, really listening to my husband, really playing with my kids. While at the office, I am trying to really listen to people, to truly take the time and breathe and connect to their body instead of worrying about anything else. And guess what? Just like Lulu promised, it feels fantastic!!
A huge side affect of JOMO and staying present is that you get to truly stay connected to yourself. By stopping COMPARING myself to others (on social media, etc.) and putting my head down to focus on what I intend to do, I have become more in tune with my gut (some may call it inner wisdom, intuition, a higher power or the Holy Spirit). I truly don't miss the subconscious comparison to the most concocted version of others' lives.
If you feel so inclined, I urge you to try some JOMO this 2019! Spend some time in the quiet, enjoy your family and friends more, and make some amazing memories without worrying about capturing them on social media. As always, I am so thankful for all of the amazing people who have been on a health journey in our office :)
Dr. Sheena grew up in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota and completed her undergraduate studies in Architecture, Chemistry, and Sustainability at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.