We've all had this fear in one shape or form. Fear that whilst we're doing nothing we're missing out on all the fantastic things our friends, colleagues and generally people around the world are doing. (again social media moves this feeling up a few notches).
Where is the truth in all this?
We have to go and do certain things else we'll miss out on all the important and fun times. We have to go and buy that new mobile (cell-phone) or new TV because we're missing out on how fulfilling it'll be. I'll be happy and content once that person is with me.
This is fantasy. Make-believe. It's not true is it? If you think it is then take a look at all the times you've bought something and felt great for all of one minute or maybe a day, even a month. What happened after that? You moved onto the next search to fulfill and accentuate the fear again and so on and so on. No one else can give you happiness and contentment and peace. Only you can.
Buying things is great, but do you really truly need it? The pursuit of happiness in material things is ultimately empty and will cause suffering.
Take a look around at what you have. Relationships, friendships work when they are not based on a need to bring fulfillment.
This doesn't mean shying away from all interactions and purchasing things. On the contrary, once you begin to see and accept you already have everything you need, you'll start to become more present and at peace with who you are, who you are with and what you're doing.
Keep reminding yourself on a daily basis.
"Do I really need this?".
"Will it help me grow as a person?".
"Do I/we already have something that works perfectly well?"