Sensory Stories # 31: JOMO – why missing out isn’t always good for sensory avoiders

Posted: 4 May, 2022

By: Marieta du Toit

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“JOMO” – joy of missing out. In this video, Marieta talks about the dangers of giving into JOMO from the perspective of a sensory avoider.

As a sensory root (someone with low sensory thresholds) I often choose to be on my own, in my own space. While there is nothing wrong with doing that on occasion, the joy of missing out can be detrimental as you end up missing out on life. It’s sometimes a good idea to push ourselves outside of our comfort zones and experience what that life has to offer.

So next time you are about to say no to something, just take a minute to think about what you might be missing out on and maybe once in a while say yes instead. You will be amazed at all the new opportunities that open up to you.

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👩🏼‍🎓 Marieta qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1999 and has been living out her vocational passion since then: helping clients achieve happy, healthy, productive lives. She has been part of the Sensory Intelligence® team since 2017. Marieta has a special interest in combining neurology, sensory regulation and human behaviour in the modern world, thereby facilitating self-awareness and improved quality of life for clients. Due to the increase of stressors in people’s everyday lives, she enjoys guiding people towards better understanding of their own Sensory Matrix™ scores.

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