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Dr. Hick's Guide to Fearless Living in 2015: Break Free - How to Banish FOMO for Good

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Dr. Hick, Denver psychologist, shines a light on a common problem: preoccupation with everything but the present. It’s time to shift focus and enjoy this moment to the max.

We’re all guilty of it. We work, work, work our busy selves away—on the job we love, the job we hate, or the career we are trying relentlessly to create.

We work so hard and for so long it becomes almost impossible to push the pause button, to “unplug,” to focus inward, and to take in the moment.

This drive to do more, be more, capture more—which my camera and I are definitely guilty of—keeps us in a perpetual pattern of looking towards an imaginary future, wanting to preserve (or document) the fun, blissful, one-of-a-kind moment—this moment right here—instead of Being. Present. In. It.

But why?

Fear. Our Good Friend Fear.

This will likely not come as a surprise to those who have been following my year-long series on Fearless Living in 2015: fear is at the core of this all-too common issue.

To catch up on what Living Fearlessly has taught us so far, check out my “how-to” basics, how to love yourself, dating fearlessly, how to rise in love, and most recently, how to take a fearless look at your relationships in order to renew them.

But how is fear involved in your difficulty with letting go and embracing the present?

Individuals I work with often get sucked into irrational, unhelpful thought cycles or traps (e.g., continue reading...

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