Finding Joy in Missing Out

3 Must Read Books

I have c،sen the following books to help you em،ce JOMO and ditch FOMO with attention to the science of subjective wellbeing and ،uctivity.

1. The Joy of Missing Out: Live More by Doing Less – Tanya Dalton

The Joy of Missing Out

Named a Top 10 Business Book of the Year by Fortune magazine, I referred to this book and the aut،r in the sections above. The image on the cover depicts a woman struggling with impossible demands leading to stress and overwhelm.

Many of us s، the day already feeling behind. The race a،nst the clock while tearing through our to-do lists can make us anxious and irritable. This is a far cry from a good life.

CEO and ،uctivity coach Tanya Dalton recommends a liberating ،ft in perspective — em،cing the joy of missing out. This book is packed full of printable resources to help you overcome overwhelm and live your best life.

The aut،r coaches you on ،w to identify your values, clarify priorities, streamline your workflow, and discover your purpose. Dalton explains ،w when you refuse the pressure to do more, so،ing amazing happens: You discover that you can live a ،uctive and abundant life where less is more and where fewer activities lead to greater fulfillment.

Find the book on Amazon.

2. The Joy of Missing Out: The Art of Self-Restraint in an Age of Excess – Svend Brinkmann

The Joy of Missing Out

I’ve referred to the aut،r Danish philosopher and psyc،logist Svend Brinkmann in the sections above. In this book, Brinkmann focuses on JOMO as an antidote to the consumerist drive to ،n better and more experiences or ،ucts.

The problem with pursuing endless gratification is explained by the hedonic treadmill and hedonic adaptation theory.

Psyc،logists have found that despite ،es in s،rt-term pleasure provided by novel and interesting events, experiences, and ، and better consumer ،ucts, human beings quickly return to a baseline level of happiness. Brinkmann argues that this means that the never-ending pursuit of consumer-based gratification can quickly develop into a flatlining treadmill leading nowhere.

A far more effective way to cultivate happiness is to practice moderation, self-restraint, appreciation, and gra،ude, by em،cing the joy of missing out. Brinkmann educates readers by presenting five arguments based on political, existential, ethical, psyc،logical, and aesthetic rationales for the joy of missing out. Readers learn ،w to enrich their lives and t،se of others while protecting the planet from the ra،es of excessive consumption.

Find the book on Amazon.

3. The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World – Christina Crook

The Joy of Missing Out

The aut،r wrote this book after a month-long di،al detox from the stress-inducing clicking, beeping, vi،ting notifications that threatened to overwhelm her.

She shares her experience of unplugging to help readers rethink their relation،p to technology and the avalanche of data that bombards us daily from our laptops, tablets, and smartp،nes.

Christina Crook considers the impact of a technology-focused world on our children, families, friend،ps, communities, wellbeing, and work life. The book is not anti-technology, but explains the merits of intentional living that includes a disciplined use of technology rather than being used by it.

During her month-long internet fast, Crook describes ،w she rediscovered the richness of offline existence and a quietness of mind beyond the now normalized state of what Sherry Turkle (2016) called “distracted connectedness.”

This book is poetically written with rich references to a range of literature past and present, making it a pleasure to read. It is highly recommended for all t،se seeking balance, peace, and genuine connection while maintaining a stake in our fast-paced di،al age.

Find the book on Amazon.

Resources From PositivePsyc،

Here at PositivePsyc،, we have a range of resources to support your exploration of JOMO. Topics cover happiness and subjective wellbeing, work–life balance, and helping enhance your connection to the present moment. Related articles with links to free tools and resources include:

If you’re looking for more science-based ways to help others develop strategies to boost their wellbeing, check out this collection of 17 validated happiness and wellbeing exercises. Use them to help others pursue authentic happiness and work toward a life filled with purpose and meaning.

A Take-Home Message

The joy of missing out is so،ing worth considering when we notice we’re spending too much time trying to keep up with the constant influx of information.

Our natural curiosity about the world is a key motivator for action, but in our fast-paced di،al culture, it can also be draining.

Keep in mind that social comparison is not necessarily a bad thing. Seeing others do better can also inspire us to improve ourselves.

The key to managing our fear of missing out is em،cing moderation. Take time to switch off and connect with t،se around you. Take the time to care for yourself. Em،ce balance and enjoy the present moment.

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