After you’ve achieved sobriety, it’s only normal to wonder what your friends are up to when you’re not there. However, if wondering becomes obsessing, it’s time to take action. Fear of missing out (FOMO) is a type of anxiety in which you are unable to keep from thinking about the social activities of others. At the New Dawn Sacramento recovery center, we provide people with strategies for getting over FOMO. They include:
Analyzing and questioning your thoughts.
Asking yourself things like, “Am I really that sad not to be there?” and “How will not being there have any negative effect on my life?” can help you come to the conclusion that your absence isn’t going to be a big deal in the grand scheme of things. And, of course, your health is far more important than any social event. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2s40h7R