Taking time out and "FOMO"
I didn't realize how badly that I needed to get away from everything until I was in the mountains of Arizona last week with my husband's family. As soon as I started to breathe in the fresh air and feel the cool breeze, I knew I was in the right place.
I have been going non-stop for several months now and felt like I was managing stress and my time wisely. But there is something about getting out of the house and going somewhere new. I was able to just enjoy being with family without the daily distractions of working 2 jobs, cooking, laundry, bills, etc. I actually had my cell phone off for most of the trip which felt amazing.
My husband's step-mom told me about something she read called "FOMO." Of course I had to know what this meant. She said it is "Fear of Missing Out." Many people are constantly on Facebook or social media and ignore all that is going on around them. She explained that these types of people are constantly checking their Facebook for fear that they might miss something important. I found this to be quite true as I see it all the time. Everywhere I turn people are on their phones while doing other things. Our society has taken multi-tasking to a whole new level...which can sometimes be unhealthy.
So for me, getting away to enjoy beautiful scenery and be fully present with my family was the most amazing vacation ever and exactly what I needed.
I arrived home with loads of laundry and things to do but just felt an overall sense of peace and just tackled things one at a time.
I encourage you to put the phone down, step away for the computer and just enjoy the moment you are in, the present.
My mission as a Certified Health Coach is to make the world a happier, healthier place, one person, one meal at a time, with love and gratitude. I work to inspire others to live a life of prevention and overall wellness!