For more than a year now, we have been forced to experience daily stress, which, of course, has a negative impact on health. In addition to the destruction and pain that war brings, the nervous tension that accompanies the routine viewing of a news feed takes its toll on mental health. We will not give examples now of what threatens stress and how psychosomatics works, let’s talk about something else.
We all know that habits change us a lot. Therefore, to begin with, let’s understand which ones exist.
FOMO чи JOMO?
So who are you? How do you feel and what are you used to? What does your typical day consist of and how does what you do affect your quality of life?
You probably know that daily attention to the news is harmful to the body? As it turned out, this addiction has a name, this phenomenon is studied and they try to help those who feel the need for it.
FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) – fear of missing something important. For example, important news, discussion of an event in social networks, a fashionable party, a popular conference, etc. The panic of being outside the events and obsessive thoughts about this can cause severe stress. If you can’t take your smartphone out of your hands, congratulations, it’s FOMO.
JOMO is the complete opposite. Short for “Joy Of Missing Out”, this concept has formed a whole philosophy that calls for enjoying the absence in life of things, events or actions that most of us seem to have to do. For example, lack of Internet or social networks.
JOMO claims that you can enjoy what you’re NOT doing by focusing on the present moment and valuing your time and energy. The term was introduced in 2017 in response to the progressive dependence of people on technology. In everyday life, it helps to reduce dependence on gadgets and reduce the stress associated with the constant need to be «in the know” of everything. And in work, such an approach helps to focus on what is important.
JOMO is promoted by Apple, Google and Airbnb. Gadgets from Apple have a Do Not Disturb function that allows you to disconnect from messages. Google has a “Digital Wellbeing” feature that helps you control the time you spend on your devices. Airbnb also supports JOMO, encouraging users to spend time offline and enjoy it.
What does JOMO give the city dweller?
She will help you:
- Maintain a balance between work and personal life.
- Spend time with loved ones and friends.
- Find time for your interests and hobbies.
- Improve health and fitness.
- Increase work efficiency.
- Improve mood and relieve stress.
So, how to save time and diversify your life?
- Identify interests and hobbies that you enjoy and devote more time to them.
- Review your goals and priorities to focus on what’s really important.
- Make a schedule. This will help you manage your time.
- Avoid overload at work. Optimize your time and delegate tasks. Use mobile apps for planning and saving time that will help you adopt the JOMO philosophy: “AppBlock”, “Forest”, “Focus To-Do”, “One sec”, “Offtime” and more. There are a lot of them and you can choose according to your taste.
- Take rest breaks. This increases productivity and efficiency.
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Who are JOMO followers?
For example, after leaving the company, Bill Gates began to devote more time to his interests, reading and playing sports. Oprah Winfrey admitted that she finds joy in simple things, reading books and walking in nature. And Richard Branson encourages his employees and business partners to find time for themselves and their hobbies in order to achieve balance in life.
JOMO is particularly popular in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and Western Europe among 18-35 year olds. These are those who actively use social networks and technologies, work in IT, marketing, advertising and other related professions. Her followers spend time with family, friends, immerse themselves in hobbies, read books and walk in the fresh air, do sports, attend cultural events, travel, love spas, massages and just relax in silence.
What about Ukraine?
In Ukraine, philosophy is only gaining momentum. A vivid example of this is ULIS – a project that was conceived and created precisely according to the philosophy of JOMO.
This is a country retreat where digital detox is just the basics. Here you won’t even mention that you have to look at your smartphone. ULIS has everything that a city dweller, overloaded with events and information, dreams of. Here it is easy to stop the flow of thoughts and stay alone with incredible silence, immersed in nature.
The accommodation of guests is thought out as much as possible – the houses are located in such a way that guests do not disturb each other. Even the staff of the complex will not disturb you, because there is a 24-hour contactless service. Just scan the QR codes, and you can order something delicious, additional firewood for the fireplace, or choose a dish from the restaurant menu and pick it up yourself. ULIS is the real embodiment of the dream of comfort and peace. Here you will wake up to the singing of birds, enjoy a cup of coffee in the fresh air, walk through the forest, breathe in incredible fragrances and enjoy the beauty.
Meditate, rest, and remember that rest and relaxation not only reduce anxiety, improve sleep, but also help relieve muscle tension, normalize blood circulation, and reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.
So, the recipe is — ULYSSES!
By the way, ULIS is pet-friendly. Therefore, you can take your pet with you and also train him to JOMO.
They say that in 21 days you can get used to something, or get used to something. And it’s not just three weeks of idleness, you need to take some action. So, to get rid of stress, start giving your gadgets a vacation. You will give up unnecessary tasks and obligations, you will find time for hobbies, sports, and just rest. You feel legendary «here and now” and you will appreciate it.
ULIS is located in the village of Dudky, Kyiv region. To book a house, click here https://ulis.ua/.