Phweph. What a year, friends. I don't know about you but every time I picked up my phone or looked at the computer, it felt like the world was going the wrong way. But when I put down my phone to play with my kids, go for a walk in the neighbourhood or spend time with friends, I was reminded of how wonderful and mysterious life really is.
That's why I founded Daily JOMO: to help make space for more of these moments. Do you want more play and less stress? Do you want to build better habits? Do you want to foster deeper connection with yourself and others?
Then Daily JOMO is for you.
Playful reminders delivered straight to your inbox. Three times a week you'll get:
A short-and-sweet JOMO Quest: Think awesome thing to do that’ll only take a few minutes and make your whole self sing.
JOMO Know: A fun fact you simply won’t believe you lived without knowing.
JOMO Quote: Wisdom from walking bundles of embodied joy (aka, smartypants folks who know how to live in the now.)
Founded by Christina Crook, Author of The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World, as seen in
What People are Saying:
"I am loving Daily JOMO!"
"It's my favourite message. I look forward to it all day."
"I did the JOMO Quest and talked to my dear friend who now lives in Atlanta. We discovered how parallel some things in our lives are at the moment. And she can listen to me and I can listen to her while we talk over each other but it works and neither of us tries to solve the others problems... we just kvetch. (I'm not Jewish. It's just such a perfect word). Anyway. Lovely long and therapeutic talk. ❤"
"I might not always be able to do the quests but I'm always thinking about them."
Wow. What a year. Throughout 2016 we’ve been staring at our screens reading stories on Twitter and Facebook about how iconic performers like Leonard Cohen and Carrie Fischer have died. We've watched 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 where we're met 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 might lighten things up and restore some semblance of order.
So many times this past year, when I picked up my phone or looked at my computer, it just felt like the world was going the wrong way. But when I put down my phone and logged off from my computer to play with my kids or go for a walk in my neighbourhood or spend time with friends, I was reminded of how wonderful and mysterious life truly is.
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives,” writes Annie Dillard.
I've been thinking: How is our time spent online contributing to our in-the-flesh relationships -- our loved ones, families, neighbours and friends? How is it impacting our health and happiness, our commitments and hobbies, our excellence at work, our service to others?
The average person touches their smartphone between 2-5,000 times a day. Who is this for? Is it time well spent? Is it bringing us more joy?
JOMO is The Joy of Missing Out, the opposite of FOMO: that all-too-present fear that if we step away from the Internet too long we'll be left out of the loop, be forgotten. JOMO is about finding joy 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.
Daily JOMO is about intentionality, health, mindfulness and play. Sheer good fun. It's also about carrying good burdens, like our commitments to people we love and to meaningful work. Less fear, more joy.
It's about what it means to be fully alive. I hope you like it.