Day 10: JOMO

JOMO: Joy of missing out


What's the challenge?

To leave my phone at home for the entire day.

What are you afraid of and why?

I'm afraid of being alone and not being able to rely on someone else. I'm afraid of missing out (fomo).

How was the experience?

I was frightened to leave my phone at home for 12 hours straight and go out to conquer NY on my own. At first, I got bored, looking at everybody else being on their cellphone and me, not having somewhere to look at. Then, I started to look inside, and reflect about things I don't normally do. I noticed how I take every chance I get where I have to wait even less than a minute as an opportunity to look at my phone. I don't allow myself to get bored. Boredom is the enemy, is it? After a day without phone, I'm reconsidering that statement. I think boredom is a chance to do some introspection, to self evaluate and to even come up with new ideas. After this experience I'll try to consciously look at my phone way less and look inside way more.