So I have just discovered that holiday FOMO (fear of missing out) is a thing…and a serious one at that. Now before you think, hang on how can you have holiday FOMO when you’re on holiday, that’s the thing! Holiday FOMO is not about missing a holiday….no it’s about missing out while on holiday!
This only occurred to me at around 2.30am this morning when I was struggling to get back to sleep after spending 10 minutes searching desperately in the dark for my sons dummy, only to discover it was in his twin brothers mouth! Needless to say, then slightly awake, I started thinking about the fact that we are on the downhill slope of our vacation and a wave of sadness came over me. In my slightly emotionally, tired state, I began to wonder if we had spent our holiday the best way possible? What happens if I discover that I have wasted days of my holiday?? And that my friends is where holiday FOMO comes from.
It’s that problem you never want to face when you get home and you run into those peeps that have done the similar holiday to you and the first thing they say is “oh…did you go to such and such”. Suddenly a wave of fear overcomes you….no you didn’t! “Oh it was the best thing we did….such a shame you missed it!” And BANG there it is hitting you smack in the face like a wet salmon….holiday FOMO!