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Do you crave inspired living more than push notifications and pixels? 

You're in good company. That's why, three times per week, we send prompts to help you experience the joy of missing out. It's a breath of fresh air delivered straight to your inbox. More joy. Fewer screens. Bigger life. What do you say?

 

WELCOME, friend.

What a year. Over the last 18 months, we've been staring at our screens reading stories about the deaths of iconic performers like Prince and Carrie Fischer. We've watched school shootings, March for our Lives, the injustices at Standing Rock and the shocking rise of Trump.  We close up our news feeds only to open our inboxes filled with urgent messages from our bosses, spam from people we forgot we signed up for, and inappropriately worded messages from people trying to sell us Viagra. We swap over to Instagram hoping the pretty pictures will lighten things up and restore some semblance of order. 

But they don't.

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives,” writes Annie Dillard. The average person touches their smartphone between 2-5,000 times a day. This is, of course, how we're spending our lives. But who is this for? Is it time well spent? And is it bringing us more joy?

JOMO is The Joy of Missing Out, the opposite of FOMO (the fear of missing out): that all-too-present fear that if we step away from the Internet too long we'll be left out of the loop, miss something, be forgotten. JOMO is about the joy we find in being present to the people and experiences right in front of us. It's about refining meaning and redefining success. It's about kicking burnout, regrets and stresses to the curb. It's about distilling our values so we can thrive online and off.

JOMO is about reconnecting you to the joys beyond the screen. It's about intentionality, health, mindfulness and play. Sheer good fun. It's also about finding the joy in doing hard things, like investing deeply in people and meaningful work. Less regrets, more joy.  

It's about what it means to be fully alive.

We're so glad you're here. 

 

- Christina Crook, Founder and author of The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World

 


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