I’ve suffered from the fear of missing out — what the young folks call FOMO — since I was in seventh grade and my preteen heart was certain the popular girls were living a life I knew nothing, but wanted to know everything, about.
And though a love of writing initially drew me into journalism, it was the entrée into exclusive events like New York Fashion Week that kept me hustling. No FOMO here. I was there.
“You only have a limited amount of bandwidth,” said Pax Tandon, the Philadelphia author of Mindfulness Matters: A Guide to Mastering Your Life, (Schiffer Publishing, 2018) who explained to me that not only are we inundated with social and work obligations, but our social media feeds are also overwrought with negativity, and we are all just exhausted.