You’ve probably had the experience of feeling totally fine but as soon as you see or hear about what other people are doing (or have done) suddenly you feel a sense of lack.
It’s like if you spend your Friday night at home watching a movie and painting your nails but the next week everyone is talking about this amazing party they went to saying things like ‘it was so good’ or ‘you should have been there’ you might end up believing it.
That’s an example of the mind almost playing tricks because at the same time we’ve all been somewhere and known that we’d have been just as content (and in some cases happier) staying at home.
I guess sometimes it feels good to do what everyone else is doing, it brings of sense of belonging and as humans that is something we all seek.
But it’s so important to consider how you enjoy spending your time.
If planting flowers, cooking and writing poetry is time well spent for you, it shouldn’t matter what other people are doing.
The last thing you want is to find yourself belonging in a space where you aren’t even being yourself or doing things enjoy simply to avoid ‘missing out‘.