http://www.youth.cn  2014-04-07 14:55:50  中国青年网

  You are constantly checking social media, the news, and email. You can’t stop answering your phone when you should be working. Is the “Fear of Missing Out” keeping you from getting your work done? Is the “Fear of Missing Out” interrupting your life?


  The other day, a co-worker answered a phone call in the middle of a meeting. This action interrupted everyone and after a few minutes we got back to the task at hand. Afterwards, I was curious and asked if the call was an emergency.


  He said no. I pushed a little further and inquired as to why he interrupted the flow of the meeting to answer it. He gave a rather revealing and honest answer, “I was afraid I might be missing something important.”


  This particular individual let their FOMO interrupt not only their life, but the productivity of those around them. FOMO is the Fear Of Missing Out. FOMO is the thought that if you miss something that you will be missing something important or great.


  Here are 9 Signs That FOMO is Interrupting Your Life:


  1. Answering the Phone When You Shouldn’t


  Do you answer the phone anywhere you are? No matter what you are doing? (In the bathroom?)


  2. Joining the Watercooler Gossip


  Do you spend endless hours chatting it up so that you don’t miss the latest office gossip? The average office worker puts in less than a half day of actual work.


  3. Watching Meaningless TV


  Do you stay up late watching the latest reality TV show or the nightly comedian? Instead, spend that time on sleep or something productive.


  4. Endlessly Surfing the Internet


  Hint: You cannot read the entire Internet. It is not possible. So, next time resist clicking through to 20 more websites.


  5. Checking Email Incessantly


  Do you pull out your smartphone at every free moment you have? Are you checking email in elevators, in meetings, and yes, even in the bathroom? Resist checking your email.


  6. Dropping Your Priorities to Do Something “Else”


  Do you drop your priorities and plans at the first sign that something else might be going on? Stay on your priorities and get them done first.


  7. Texting When You Shouldn’t


  Whether it is in the car, during dinner, or in meetings, you can’t stop texting at a moment’s notice.Holsterthat smartphone and concentrate on the present.


  8. Endlessly Reading the News


  The news dominates our lives. How many times have you checked it today Yet, most of it is inconsistent, unimportant, or inconsequential. Yet, you want to be “in the know.”


  9. Social Media Overload


  How many social networks are you on? What was your friend’s last status update? Do you check it at work when you should be working? Sometimes, I wonder if Facebook’s entire business model is based on FOMO.

  你加入了多少个社交网络平台?你朋友最近一次更新的状态是什么?在你应该工作的时候你有去查阅信息吗?有时,我在猜想Facebook(一种网络社交平台)的整个商业模式是不是基于“信息强迫症” 的。

  Don’t let FOMO control your life and actions. Chances are you are not missing anything important or exciting.

  The only thing you are missing out on… is your life.

  不要让“信息强迫症” 控制你的生活和行动。可能你并没有错过任何重要的或是令人兴奋的事情。你唯一错过的事情是…你的生活。

编辑:廖书曼 来源:沪江英语网


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