What To Do When FOMO Is Crushing Your Productivity

What To Do When FOMO Is Crushing Your Productivity

Everyone's toughest battle.

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FOMO, or fear of missing out, is a feeling that has come to drive me and many others to be less productive than we should be. Why do my homework when Jen is throwing a party and everyone is going? Do I really need to study for that big exam when all my friends are all going to the opening of that trendy new club? We tell ourselves to go enjoy life but enjoying life comes at a price. Here are three easy ways to have fun and still be productive.

Say No

Having fun all throughout life is something we all want to do. Unfortunately, it's not possible. Sometimes big things come up in your life and you can't ignore them. Saying no is a simple way to ensure you'll get what needs to be accomplished done. It's definitely not easy at first, but it gets easier as you get more comfortable with saying no. You will notice a great boost in your productivity when you start saying no to fun.

Budgeting

Budgeting is a great way to ensure you're not constantly experiencing FOMO. Many times hanging out with friends causes you to spend money you don't want to or need to spend. Budgeting allows you to have money to spend when a concert rolls into town or a new restaurant opens ups, but not throw money away at every event that pops up. Instead of spending time and money you don't have, you can be productive by budgeting.

Stay off Social Media

The last tip and the most important one is to reduce your social media usage. if FOMO was a drug, social media would be the dealer. Instagram and Snapchat have a great way of making you say, "wow I wish I was that instead of studying." A reduction in social media usage will allow you to enjoy the present moment and not envy others. Our culture celebrates doing the bare minimum then getting a good laugh out of it, but that doesn't have to be the case anymore. Your productivity will increase massively once you stop spending so much time reading mind-numbing Facebook statuses.

FOMO is not pleasant, but these three tips will help reduce the slight jealousy you feel when you're scrolling through Instagram. feeds. Having fun with friends is a great way to spend your free time, but it shouldn't be the only thing you're focused on.

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3. "It is Wednesday, my dudes."

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7. "Barbecue sauce on my titties."

8. "Gimme your F**KING money!"

9. "That was legitness."

10. "Ms. Keisha, MS. KEISHA! Oh my f**king God, she f**king dead."

11. "Fre-sha-vocado."

12. "Staaaahp! I coulda dropped my croissant!"

13. "That's my OPINION."

14. "You're not my dad, ugly ass f**king noodle head."

15. "What the f**k, Richard."

16. "This bitch empty, YEET!"

17. "Road work ahead? Yeah, I sure hope it does."

18. "What up, I'm Jared I'm 19, and I never f**king learned how to read."

19. "Um, I'm never been to oovoo javer."

20. "My God, they were roommates."

21. "Why are you running, why are you running?"

22. "Whoever threw that paper, your mom's a hoe."

23. "I can't swim."

24. "Lebron James."

25. "It's an avocado, thanksssss..."

26. "Mother trucker dude, that hurt like a butt cheek on a stick."

27. "Watch your profanity."

28. "I love you bitch, I ain't never gonna stop loving you, biiiiiitch."

29. "What are thoooooose?"

30. "I smell like beef."

31. "You better stop."

32. "What the F**K IS UP KYLE?"

33. "Come get y'all juice."

34. "Two bros, chilling in a hot tub, 5 feet apart cause they're not gay."

35. "So you just gonna bring me a birthday gift on my birthday to my birthday party on my birthday with a birthday gift?"

36. "I wanna be a cowboy, baby."

37. "Why you always lying?"

38. "Nice Ron" "I sneezed, oh, what, am I not allowed to sneeze?"

39. "I'm washing me and my clothes."

40. "Honey, you've got a big storm coming."

41. "XOXO, gossip girl."

42. "Shoutout to all the pear."

43. "A potato flew around my room before you came."

44. "Chipotle is my life."

45. "Look at all those chickens!"

46. "YOU BETTER STOP."

47. "I like turtles."

48. "It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in my life, watermelon, INSIDE A WATERMELON."

49. "Deez nuts, HA GOT EM?"

50. "F**k you, I don't want no ravioli."

51. "21."

52. "I'm in my mum's car, broom broom."

53. "Iridocyclitis."

54. "You know what, I'm about to say it."

55. "That is NOT correct."

56. "Uh, I'm not finished" "Oh my God, can you let me do what I need to do?"

57. "I have osteoporosis."

58. "ADAM."

59. "Merry Chrysler."

60. "Wait a minute, who ARE you?"

61. "Try me, bitch."

62. "When will you learn, THAT YOUR ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES?"

63. "I didn't get no sleep cause of y'all, y'all not gone get no sleep cause of me!"

64. "Do you want to go see Uncle Cracker or no?"

65. "So no head?"

66. "You got eczema."

67. "I am shooketh."

68. "Hey my name is Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow."

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71. "Ah f**k, I can't believe you've done this."

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