In the PR world, it’s easy to have a sense of FOMO at the drop of a hat – aka, the Fear Of Missing Out. Being entrenched with the media, your eyes are consistently perusing over social posts featuring a fabulous fashion blogger who is on a press trip in Italy or a makeup brand who is hosting a party in Meatpacking District. If you’re still in school, you may be exposed to FOMO in more professional ways – as you see your classmates begin internships or Finance majors offered jobs at the beginning of the year. You sense that you’re missing out on something, and not sure how or why but you want to keep up.
But like the GIF of beautiful LC above, FOMO can turn you sad and lonely. Instead of getting a plan in place and working for your own goals, you’re working on keeping up with Joneses. Our only advice – don’t. There is no point.
Especially during this week when there are Fashion Week shows, new internships starting, weddings, and too many activities to keep track of, try to bring yourself back to your own passions. Life is full of more opportunities than you know, and they are all just for you! Be open to receiving your own exciting experiences, and they will come your way in a flash.
Just remember – no fomo.