Mama, Lane check
Are you walking out at your assigned pace?
Here’s the deal — you’re moving at your designed pace or others. Oof.
Personally, I bend toward the "Too Fast" lane. I don't know about you, but I like to be busy. I also tend to say "YES" more than I should (former people pleaser) which leads to overwhelm, and burnout more than I would like to admit.
I've had to practice saying "NO" to the good things and "YES" to the great things as well as learn to shut down any and all forms of FOMO. Please tell me I'm not alone.
Here are 7 strategies to help you avoid FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and stay in your lane:
Prioritize: Focus on your own goals and priorities, so you can confidently decline invitations or opportunities that don't align with them.
Limit social media: Reduce excessive time on social media platforms, as they often amplify FOMO by showcasing others' highlight reels.
Set boundaries: Establish boundaries for when and how often you check social media or receive notifications to regain control over your attention.
Practice mindfulness: Be present in the moment and appreciate what you're currently doing rather than constantly seeking what others are doing.
Cultivate gratitude: Reflect on the positives in your life, and appreciate the experiences and opportunities you have, rather than fixating on what you're missing.
Disconnect when needed: Sometimes, it's okay to disconnect from social activities or digital devices to recharge and regain perspective.
Develop self-awareness: Recognize when FOMO is affecting your emotions and thoughts, and consciously redirect your focus.
If you're slower, maybe move a little faster and if you're faster, try slowing down while implementing what works the best for you. Ultimately, your lane and pace are between you and the Holy Spirit. FOMO may be an indication you're off track.
It's so important to Stay in your assigned lane in order to walk out the assignments (your destiny) God has just for you. No one can be you nor can you be anyone else. Learn to love the skin you're in and eyes on HIM which will help you stay on track.
Once you fully grasp your Life is not a race to the finish line, but a canvas full of beautiful twists and turns, you won't mind the pauses, detours, or roadblocks.
Don’t miss what's right in front of you (you’re in it) and don’t allow anyone, but Jesus to determine your speed. Shut down comparison and any kind of FOMO fast and you'll be cruising right along.
PRO TIP: If you’re not enjoying your journey chances are you’re in the wrong lane, a part of too many lanes, incorrect pace or you’re not listening to your steps. Pause. Ask Jesus. HE will tell you if you ask.
The scripture below is how you truly know you're in the right lane moving at the right speed.
“When you walk, your steps will not be impeded;
And if you run, you will not stumble”
Let me know what trips you up the most (burnout or boredom). Next, let me know which of the 7 FOMO strategies above resonates with you (I'm practicing 3, 6, 7...constantly). If you have any questions or an addition, please message me. I want to hear from you as long as you're staying in your lane!
WALK with us, we WALK by Faith
One Step at a Time,