July 6, 2015

Do You Enjoy JOMO?

By now, I think we've all heard about FOMO - Fear Of Missing Out. Today, I'd like to talk about it's lesser known relative JOMO.

Joy Of Missing Out

Sounds a little crazy, right? JOMO has been a more recent thing for me. As I have gotten older, I believe I have become more introverted. If you know me at all, you'd probably disagree immediately, but what I've discovered is that I need quiet alone time to recharge. That is a newer thing for me. I used to be able to be out and social 7 days a week and it energized me. Now, I need a day or two to recover after busy weekends with friends. I need a book, a candle and a quiet evening at the apartment to reenergize.

This weekend was the perfect example. Holidays in the last two years have been hard being away from Minnesota. You see pictures of your friends and family at your favorite places participating in your old traditions. This 4th of July was the first time I didn't feel that way.


We had fun days with friends on Friday and Saturday enjoying the outdoors, cold drinks and great food. There were temporary tattoos of all things red, white & blue, fireworks and the greatest american flag sunglasses. It was fantastic.




Then there was Sunday. Even though the weather was perfection, we stayed home with the dogs, ordered in food and relaxed ALL DAY LONG - and there wasn't even a hangover to blame. We watched a How I Met Your Mother marathon on Netflix and did a few chores. We turned down dinner with our favorite Edgewater residents, because sometimes you need quiet nights to recharge.

Life has been nutso lately and days like this are rare. There was definite joy in being at home instead of out and about. So, what about you? Do you ever embrace JOMO? Turn down an invitation to give yourself a little quiet time? I highly suggest it, at least every once in a while.

10 comments:

  1. I strive to have my alone time, whilst I am an extrovert. I do like my just to sit down and relax either with a good book or a binge watching session. Socialising everyday can get exhausting!

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  2. I am a huge fan of JOMO. If I'm not doing it, I typically don't miss it. I can't be everywhere and do everything, so I have to focus on enjoying where I am and what I am doing!

    I relaxed most of Sunday too. It was wonderful.

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  3. I love this post and I believe JOMO is a real thing. I honestly think it does come with getting older, which is not a bad thing! Too many times people feel pressured to say yes to EVERYTHING; I think it takes a maturity to realize you want/need alone time, you like the free time to yourself, etc. I'm a much happier person when I've had some relaxation!

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  4. Yes! JOMO is just as real as FOMO lol. I definitely enjoy my "me" time and hanging in rather than saying yes to every invite and going out. Plus, it saves some money!

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  5. I 100% agree with this post and am totally on board for JOMO. There something to be said for a quiet evening alone!

    So happy you had a good weekend and really ROCKED those sunglasses ;)

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  6. I do embrace JOMO, but I think some of it is by accident. We don't have a ton of friends or social plans around here, but I always try to fill our time with activities. Usually my fiance agrees, but sometimes, he reminds me that we need a night doing absolutely nothing...and I reluctantly agree that he's right. Looks like you had an awesome weekend. I mean, anything is awesome with temporary tattoos.

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  7. My weekend sounds very similar to yours, right down to Sunday night! I definitely agree that I've become more introverted as I've gotten older, and actually need the time to recharge. Those sunglasses are amazing haha. How do you like the Instax camera? I've been looking at it for awhile, but am wary of the quality.

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  8. I honestly LOVE this! JOMO is totally real. I'm almost 24, but I have grown a lot this year & learned that saying "no" to time out on the town and saying "yes" to my couch is an awesome feeling. Your weekend literally looked perfect, too! You go girl!

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  9. I am a total extrovert and love to go out and party. Yet, there are times when I need a little JOMO too. Some days my liver needs a rest.

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