• Psychologist Adam Grant explains the impact lockdown is having on the world.
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Is life in lockdown giving you FOMO - fear of missing out - anxiety that life is passing you by? If so, try to embrace JOMO - the joy of missing out on the humdrum annoyances of 'normal life'.

That's one of the many tips from organisational psychologist Adam Grant in this week's World Versus Virus podcast.

This week's episode is given over to an extended interview with Grant, a bestselling author renowned for his insights into how we can work and live better and happier.

"I actually made a list of all the things I'm thrilled that I don't have to do, and that includes changing out of sweatpants [and] having to commute," Grant told WVV.

"This is a practice that's pretty useful for people. We have a lot of evidence that marking moments of joy can actually create those moments of joy because we're more likely to notice them. We're more likely to savour and share them. Being able to capture a few things that are really joyful about getting to stay home seems like a productive step."

Read more from Adam Grant here.

World Versus Virus is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts where it features on its Essential Listening collection.

Hosted by World Economic Forum editor Robin Pomeroy and published every week, the podcast puts the news in context with insights and analysis from top global experts in economics, technology, health and culture as well as the World Economic Forum’s reporters and editors.
Hosted by World Economic Forum editor Robin Pomeroy and published every week, the podcast puts the news in context with insights and analysis from top global experts in economics, technology, health and culture as well as the World Economic Forum’s reporters and editors.
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