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As the holiday season unfolds, the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) can cast a shadow over the festivities. The pressure to participate in every event, gathering, and celebration can be overwhelming. Overcoming FOMO involves a conscious effort to prioritize and set boundaries. Start by assessing personal priorities and commitments. Not every invitation requires a yes, and it’s perfectly acceptable to decline gracefully. Embrace the power of quality over quantity, choosing events that align with personal values and bring genuine joy. Remember that missing one event doesn’t equate to missing out on the joy and essence of the season. By managing expectations, practicing self-compassion, and embracing the events that truly matter, individuals can transform the holiday experience into a source of joy rather than a checklist of obligations.