Unlike FOMO (fear of missing out), JOMO is the Joy of missing out. Are you able to simply sit back and enjoy life as it comes or do you crave excitement and experience? With just 10 simple quiz questions, we can reveal just that.
Which social media platform do you use daily?
None, I don't use social media.
You just received a text message from a friend. How long does it take you to respond?
Like 30 seconds.
A few minutes.
A few hours.
It depends on how busy I am.
It depends on what they wanted.
It seems like all of your pals are going on a group vacation to the Caribbean. You don't even like the beach. Will you be going?
Yes, I wouldn't want to be the only one who didn't go.
Nah, that's not my scene. Hope they have fun though!
Maybe, it depends on the overall cost.
It's Friday night and you're beat. What are you going to do?
Hit the sack by 9 PM.
Watch some movies or TV.
Head out to the bar.
Host some friends.
I don't know, whatever my friends want to do.
Be honest, how much time do you spend outside per day?
Does walking to and from my car count?
As much as I can (weather permitting).
As little as possible.
Maybe 30 minutes or an hour.
When you're in the waiting room at a doctor's appointment, how do you pass the time?
I scroll through social media.
I read the news on my phone.
I text a friend.
I read a magazine.
I read a book.
You're out to dinner with the family. What are you doing?
Enjoying their company.
Scrolling Instagram under the table.
Checking my phone every few minutes.
Getting in a heated debate.
Taking a picture of my food.
Which do you use most often to communicate with?
A mix of all.
Have you ever tried to meditate?
I meditate daily.
I've tried, I can't do it.
Not yet, but I'd like to learn.
Nah, it's just a bunch of bull.
Pick the magazine you're most likely to read:
O, the Oprah Magazine
Travel + Leisure
Awesome, you're 100% JOMO! While much of the world is addicted to their smartphones and glued to social media, you're just living your life and focusing on the here and now. Fear of missing out? Not you. You're happy for those who get to try new things and travel the world and you're content in your own path. You don't compare yourself to others nor do you try to compete for "best life" with those online. Your grounded, present, and always focused on living your own truth. Go you!
Congrats, you're 70% JOMO! While most of the world is scrolling through social media and trying to outdo one another, you're simply enjoying the real world and living each day to the fullest. You don't worry about "missing out" because you know that life is what you make of it in the here and now. It's not a competition to the top! Your phone is not a crutch or something you depend on, it's simply a tool of communication, as it should be.
You're 50% JOMO! Let's face it- you've found a balance between FOMO and JOMO. Sometimes, you can't help but let the FOMO force you to try something new or to to go out when you really wanted to stay in. Other times, you listen to your own authentic voice and simply do your own thing. Put down the smart phone and remember that you're in control of your own life, no one else.
You are 30% JOMO! While you do relish in doing your own thing from time to time, you also have a big time fear of missing out. Since you're almost always on social media, it's hard for you to not compare your life to others. If all your friends are going to the bar, you're almost certainly going to be there too, even if all you really want is a night in with Netflix.
You are 10% JOMO! Put down the smartphone and step away from Instagram. You need a bit more JOMO in your life. Right now, you're pretty focused on keeping up with your friends and those you follow online. Rather than listening to your own voice, you feel like you're in a constant race for "best life" on the internet. Remember, there is joy in missing out and just taking time for you!