With the holidays approaching soon, you may be feeling both excited about your break, and wondering how these holidays will look due to the lockdown. If you’re upset that you may be missing out on fun experiences during this time, here are a few ways to tackle the FoMO and enjoy the summer anyway.

Accept your feelings

There’s nothing wrong with feeling disappointed about summer events being cancelled during the lockdown. Your feelings are valid, and accepting the way you feel is the first step in the right direction. The truth is that 2020 has been a difficult year, in which you’ve had to adjust your way of life and cope with unexpected and sometimes stressful changes. Whatever emotions come up now that you have a moment to pause and reflect, allow yourself to feel them.

Limit social media

Social media might be a fun way to share things and communicate with friends, but there are some downsides to it too. One downside is the FoMO you can get from seeing people doing cool things such as travelling or going to parties and festivals. This is one of the reasons why social media can be harmful for your mental health, so these holidays, consider cutting down. By spending less time comparing your holidays to what others are doing online, you can focus on enjoying the summer days- your way.

Create memories

Just because we’re still in lockdown doesn’t mean that you can’t hang out with your friends at all. While larger parties and events aren’t allowed, there are still so many fun ways to enjoy the warm weather with a few friends. You could even create your own mini “festival” at home, with some great jams, a fun outfit and of course, lots of photos! There are many activities you can do that don’t require lots of money, or gathering in a large group. Here are some ideas to inspire you.

Enjoy alone time

You’ve probably spent so much of the year in your own company, that being alone is probably the furthest thing from fun for you. But there’s a difference between just being alone, versus truly spending quality time with yourself. Whenever you find yourself alone, use that time to recharge- read a book, take a bath, do some meditation or get creative. You might not always have control over being alone, but how you react to it is up to you.

Summer 2020 may be different from all the rest, but just because some events aren’t on the cards this year doesn’t mean that you can’t have an awesome holiday experience. Get creative with how you spend your time and most importantly, don’t forget your self-care whenever you’re feeling down. Also, remember that we’re always here for you, so feel free to message us for a private chat on Ask CellCgirl.

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