Do you constantly check your phone or computer for the latest status updates, photos and events? Are you afraid that you might miss out on what’s happening in your friend’s lives? If so, you may be suffering from FOMO. FOMO refers to the “Fear of Missing Out.” The world of social media has become an addiction and within the past couple of years, this addiction has greatly increased.
In a new survey conducted by MyLife.com, it was revealed that 56% of social media users are afraid of missing out on events, news and important status updates.
Here are some more statistics from the survey:
51% visit or log on more frequently to social networks than they did just two years ago.
27% will log in onto social sites as soon as they wake up.
42% have multiple accounts
52% considered taking a vacation from one or more social networks. Only 24% of these people will likely follow through.
How do you beat FOMO?
Take a step back and remember that the world exists without social media. Find constructive ways to spend your time and cut your social media habits in half. Believe me when I tell you that you’re missing out on a lot less than you actually think.
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