Welcome to the world of FOMO – fear of missing out where stealing the limelight, having the access to instant success and gratification is today’s norm. it is only normal in today’s society to present our best, dress up the best for the job interview. Select the perfume that best brings out your personality to leave a memorable impression, color our hair to stay ahead of the season trend, invest in different types of shoes and watches to project one’s lifestyle, including carrying the brands that communicate ‘I have arrived’. If you are not catching up, you risk tailing behind.. Afterall, we are also living in a material and consumerism world.
Due to our competitiveness of FOMO, we are constantly keeping ourselves busy to fit into the social circle, the society and our peers by carrying the baggage of items that leave us with little time for ourselves. There are so much information from all corners that are attempting to gain our attention, arouse our interest and tempts us to consume more. . We keep ourselves busy and invest massive energy and money as this is a sign that we can project to the world that we are ahead of others.
If this sounds like you, please take a moment to think about how the weight you are carrying might be robbing your time and energy away from you being able to be yourself.
Pause and ask – Who are you living for? Are you living for yourself or for the celebrities, actors/ actresses that you are chasing after?
Are you enjoying your current lifestyle? Or are you dressing to disguise as a peacock, having to ensure the feathers are well combed, looking glamorous to steal the limelight and counting the most ‘likes’ on social media? Sometimes, to live the constantly glamorous lifestyle could be taking a toll on your health and a hole in your pocket, creating more reasons for you to work longer hours, to climb the ladder higher and sacrifice more time away from your loved ones. A high price for a high life.
Take a moment and ask, if you could do away with the job title, labels, brands, logos, and ego that you are currently carrying, and be the version of you as authentically you can be, who would you be? Can you describe that in three words?
This process would require for you to vulnerable. It exposes you as who you are and not who you want to be. Such authenticity can provide you the access to your inner strengths that you might have overlooked and might even be forgotten even though they bring out the best in you. This inner radiance from being you, is natural, captivating and long lasting. Vulnerability offers you the freedom to express yourself, to cry, to laugh, to mingle, to simply be..