Time is running short for all the things one wants to do in Life. The bucket list is long and the number of items ticked after completion, too few. So one learns to reassess, reschedule and prioritize.
However, the fear of missing out on all you want to do in order to live life to its full potential, is very different from the fear of missing out on the fun , the good times and opportunities that are being enjoyed by others. I see the former fear as a positive sign, which if handled properly, can only enhance one’s living experience….but the latter fear brings in huge amounts of dissatisfaction looking at what others are doing and achieving that makes you feel inadequate comparatively. No amount of rescheduling or re-prioritizing can ever help you take care of a discontent that stems from the achievements or enjoyment of others. The anxiety does not let you to decide which of multiple equally fun-sounding events to be a part of. So people are glued to their Smartphones obsessively checking mails WhatsApping , BBMing or posting on Twitter or individual blogs. As people post their minute-by-minute activities, thoughts, spotlight moments and achievements on social networking sites, it causes envy and restless inadequacy amongst others.
Everyone wants to be “someone”, someone influential who is looked upon and followed by many but so much dependency on the fun others are having is bound to have a negative impact on oneself leaving no scope to explore our own feelings, talents and potential. So let’s turn the fear of missing out within and figure out what we would most like to do for our ownselves ,independent of others. What is it that enhances life for you? What gives you feeling of completion and satisfaction? Let us focus on our own Bucket List rather than on fake ones created by others!
It was a Friday afternoon when the office work was done earlier than usual and like otherwise where most of my girl gang at workplace would have been sulking over household chores awaiting them on the weekend to follow they were all instead enthusiastic to kickstart the evening by pampering themselves at the Phoenix Marketcity Kurla, the largest Premium Lifestyle shopping mall, in India, that offers the best of international and national brand mix for the best of shopping where as a part of celebrating International Women’s month the Information desk at the mall would allow a free registration showing a valid corporate photo ID or a credit card or a valid four wheeler’s driver license by any Lady from the 8th March- 31st March would be given a Power Pack Brochure with 12 entries free to various outlets in the mall on weekdays only and the benefits of being registered would let oneself make full availability of it up til the end of June 2014. A friend of mine told me that these Power Pack Benefits would include some as Free entry COUPONS to Snow World where Freezing Rains Snow world, a gastronomic adventure and a hub for cultural, sports and family activities and urban entertainment had Huge natural Snow filled Mountains and Snow Play area with crazy freezing climate that set the sense for a chilling experience and enjoyed real snow and Activities of sledging, sliding, warming in an Igloo with fire camp, enjoyed skating on the crystal clear ice, dashed few othermates with disco cars in chilled atmosphere let her totally spellbound & Drinks Free at Rain Forest where the dimly lit place has low hanging lights over each table and comfortable seating. Jungle creepers hanging over faux-rock walls around a huge projector TV gives the restaurant a simulated rainforest look good enough for a wild experience. The food menu highlighted Indian, Chinese and Italian cuisines among the few to be listed also CASHBACK offers on a limited amount purchase done on more than 250+ Brands & Accessories as well as electronic gadgets with 5% cashback on downpayment without any BARGAIN or don’t know what would fit the bill? type of situation as price ranges would start right from an affordable price to meet higher end demands and Series of clothes and furniture that epitomizes the brand’s vision of discreet luxury with every creation made into a compelling combination of stunning weaves, prints, embroideries, sensuous materials and impeccable craftsmanship. With otherwise no time left for oneself in a busy working environment this would be a great chance for all those lovely ladies to make themselves feel so special in a beautiful way !