Tips on How to Deal With FOMO, the 'Fear of Missing Out'

Many people suffer from the stress of the "fear of missing out," or FOMO, and more people experience it in the summer than any other time of the year.
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when a woman and her family lears this. The stress rescue series we've been covering here on "Gma." We're taking on fomo, also known as the fear of missing out. A study revealing I was missing out all week. That's why I'm here. It's stressing them out. How do you beat it. ABC's Abbie Boudreau. Reporter: Jobs can be stressful. Dating can be stressful. But can social media be stressing you out too? A new article in "The New York times" suggests that scanning scenic snaps and vivacious Taylor swift songs and pics of J. Lo or Amy Schumer in the sunset or serene shots from your own family, friends or co-workers could be bringing you some summer blues. As you browse these pictures of other people's lives, that leads people to feel more envy or jealousy and it's those feelings in turn lead you to feel worse over time. Reporter: It's called fomo, fear of missing out and while the term has been around for awhile, the article now suggests fomo could actually be worse in the summer than the rest of the year. Some research even suggesting that strolling through your social media feeds can enhance envy and that even while you're looking at something seemingly relaxing like a setting sun in a tropical paradise, it could actually make you feel worse. When you constantly compare your own life to other people's lives, if everyone else's life looks fantastic you're going to feel bad. Reporter: While Facebook and instagram can be helpful for keeping in touch with a far away friend it's also important to get up and do things irl, aka, in real life. It's really important to strike a balance between how frequently we're engaging with these online social networks. Reporter: So what should you do if seeing your favorite pop stars living large turns you into a green-eyed monster? Get up and make some plans and get in some real face-to-face time. The more you interact with people directly, the better you feel. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Abbie Boudreau, ABC news, Los Angeles.

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