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Anyone who’s ever lived their awkward teen years in high school knows the feeling of missing out, whether it’s from wondering if your friends didn’t invite you to a party or knowing that your classmates are going out of the country while you’re stuck at home.

The idea that everyone you know is happier and doing better than you is a lie, but it’s a lie that’s become amplified by social media. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

By letting you see their holiday pics, your friends are sharing the experience with you

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Instead of sulking about how you didn’t get to go to Boracay with your favorite gal pals, you can see their pics as their way of letting you experience the trip, too. Especially if they tagged you in a photo encaptioned, “Wish you were here.” Sure, that can sound like they took a page from the Mean Girls playbook, but that’s also a Good Friend thing to do.

Going through travel-related hashtags isn’t sad

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Some people might say that going through photos of places you’ve never been to before is kinda sad, but don’t listen to them. It’s a good way to get you hyped up for an upcoming trip, or a way to inspire you to finally book that trip. And doing so gives you a heads up on what to expect: Should you visit this café, or should you spend the trip at the beach instead?

If you really want to travel with your loved ones but can’t, ask them to bring a memento of yours

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You can talk to your loved ones about your growing feeling of #FOMO, and you can suggest to bring an old stuffed toy of yours with them. The pain of #FOMO might still sting, but at least a thing that represents you will be going. And that can inspire you take that trip yourself later on.