What Should Be Your Jomo (Joy of Missing Out) Activity This Holiday Season? 

The "Joy of Missing Out" is the happiness we feel when we ditch something stressful in our lives. This holiday season there are several stressful traditions you could scrap. Take this quiz to determine which one.

David Hamilton
On Dec 17, 2018

Of the answers below, what frustrates you the most about the holiday season?

Of the answers below, what is your favorite part about the holiday season?

Would you prefer to be the person who organizes get-togethers with family and friends, or would you rather someone else do that?

What role does gift-giving play in your holiday season?

What role does food play in your holiday season?

Are there relatives you see on the holidays who you would rather not have contact with?

In your opinion, what are the holidays truly about?

Calling an ungrateful relative

Calling an ungrateful relative

We all have relatives whose company we don't enjoy. Assuming they are a distant relative who has others to spend the holiday with, why not just avoid them this year?

Preparing a large meal

Preparing a large meal

Preparing a large meal has become a staple of the holidays but that doesn't mean you have to do it. Restaurants are open on holidays these days so why not take your ragtag crew to one of them this year?

Talking Politics with Relatives

Talking Politics with Relatives

Talking politics isn't fun at the best of times. This year, if a relative or friend starts getting going with politics, your JOMO involves simply leaving the room and not taking part.

Getting up early

Getting up early

So much of the holidays involves getting up early, why? The hoidays are just as fun later in the day. Throw out your alarm clock this year and get up when you want to get up. If you have kids opening gifts, sit a camera in front of them and watch the footage when you get up in the early afternoon.

Posting on social media

Posting on social media

So much of our lives take place on social media now, but why? Ditch Facebook, Twitter, and whatever else may have been invented since this was written. Live your life in the moment and not through social media posts and you might find you enjoy the holidays more.

Purchasing Gifts

Purchasing Gifts

It seems so much of the holidays have become about giving gifts. If you ditch giving gifts this year and don't expect any back in return, you might just find many people in your life are grateful.