Previously I discussed the greatness of missing out periodically by taking breaks from technology. Here is another article by Mindful magazine looking at the negative impact of technology, and the “fear of keeping up” (FOKU).
Often when I discuss patients setting better boundaries, I hear excuses in the way of other people not understanding or getting mad. In reality, no one who cares about us should ever be mad when we set healthy limits or show self-respect in the way of good self-care. They may be uncomfortable with the change, but a simple explanation should suffice. If not, there is a different problem with the relationship to be examined! The truth is we have set up these unrealistic expectations by being too available!
Read on for more information related to FOMO versus FOKU and tips to help overcome!