Do you crave inspired living more than push notifications and pixels?
You're in good company. Three times per week, we send prompts to help you live a bigger life. It's a breath of fresh air delivered straight to your inbox. More joy. Fewer screens. What do you say?
"You're my favourite email. thanks for reminding me to PUT MY PHONE IN ITS PROPER PLACE. life is way more fun now."
Wow. What a year. Over the last 12 months, we've been staring at our screens reading stories about the deaths of iconic performers like Leonard Cohen and Carrie Fischer. We've watched school shootings, the terror of Aleppo, 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.
JOMO is about intentionality, health, mindfulness and play. Sheer good fun. It's also about carrying good burdens, like our commitments to the people we love and to meaningful work. Less regrets, more joy.
It's about what it means to be fully alive.
- Christina Crook & Elissa Joy Watts, Co-founders
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Christina and Elissa harness the internet to live juicy lives. Need proof? They met on Twitter. It's true.
Christina loved Elissa's penchant for adventure and purposeful living. Elissa drooled over Christina's award-winning book, The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World. Now a team, they're pooling their passion for time well spent.