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Beware of FOMO Traps on Social Media, Here’s How to Overcome It

Liputan6.com, Jakarta – According to a product consultant, Anwar Sadat, fear of missing out (FOMO) is the worry or anxiety that a person feels when they feel they have no access or are not involved in activities or experiences that are being carried out by other people.

FOMO often occurs due to constant exposure to information from digital media which makes a person feel that they must always be connected with other people and feel left out if they are not active on social media or don’t follow activities that are currently popular.

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“Even though FOMO can be a common and natural experience, feeling too much pressure and worrying about being left behind can have a negative impact on one’s mental and emotional health,” said Anwar in a digital literacy workshop entitled ‘Recognize the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) Phenomenon in Media. Social’ which was held by Kominfo together with the National Digital Literacy Movement (GNLD) Sibercreation.

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Therefore, he continues, it is important to learn how to deal with FOMO and develop digital literacy skills that can help reduce the level of FOMO one is experiencing.

On the same occasion, Secretary of the East Java Indonesian Journalists Association, Eko Pamuji. adding FOMO can strike anyone. One of the characteristics of people with FOMO is that they frequently check their social media.

In addition, the person often experiences negative feelings when comparing a person’s life to what other people seem to be doing on social media.

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Triggers for FOMO include excessive use of gadgets, comparing oneself to others, and a lack of gratitude.

“Examples of people who suffer from FOMO, namely feeling out of touch with information when they don’t have a cell phone; force yourself to buy trending goods or objects; always curious about other people’s social media accounts; or afraid of missing information in the WhatsApp group or on social media,” he said, quoted Friday (12/5/2023).

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