Get Over It Day
Get Over It Day is observed next on Saturday, March 9th, 2024 (286 days from today).
Get over It Day is annually celebrated on March 9 to do the meaning of the name. It can be anything, from worrying about things lost to getting over a breakup. Getting over it means not letting the past ruin your life and stopping yourself from living in the bitter past and sticking to the present. On Get over It Day, let resolve to stop worrying about something that happened and move on to more productive pursuits. This is an important day to be celebrated as most people living need a day like this to make a small difference in their lives.
History of Get Over It Day
Get over It Day begins with a guy going through a breakup, what's more involved than that? Atlanta-born businessman Jeff Goldblatt strategically positioned the new holiday between Valentine's Day and April Fools' Day after he realized that a lot of people would relate to the difficulty he had with his breakup. .
To get the ball rolling, Jeff created a website and wrote a poem that really kicked off the holiday. It's called "GetOverItDay.com's Poem of Purpose and Perspective" and you can read, listen, or watch it on YouTube today!
Lots of books, movies, and songs dedicated to overcoming it have been made including "Get over it" was published in 2002, "Get over it" by Avril Lavinge's, "I'm Movin On" by Rascal Flatts, "Shoutout to my Ex" by Little Mix and "DONE" by Perry Band that also focus on moving on and getting over an ex.
Aside from music, breakup movies are both blockbusters and important means for sufferers to find peace and get over the breakup. You can choose one of the most famous films including “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” (1998), “Bridget Jones’s Diary” (2001) and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (2004).
After his famous poem, Jeff added a lot of things to his website, including Get over It Day and an audio clip telling anyone listening to get over it. These days, anyone can go to his website and pick up some jelly bracelets that say “it can always get worse,” then email firstname.lastname@example.org about it exactly what they're going through and once it gets to the other side, it'll be printed and shredded! Interesting website that has attracted a lot of attention. If you're curious, check it out!
Why Get over It Day is loved?
- It reminds us that everyone has problems
No matter how perfect a person's life seems, chances are there is something that they have to overcome. If you feel alone trying to get through something, remember that learning how to get through it is so involved that there's an entire national holiday in honor of it!
- It helps us to be easy
Pour milk? Forgot your homework? Don't have time to complete the project your boss asked you to complete? On other days these little problems can cause us to worry but today, we will get over it! Learning how to work through the little hardships of the past makes us healthier and happier people emotionally.
- It's liberating
Few things feel heavier than a mental burden alone. No matter what is weighing on you, learning to put it in the past will help pave the way to the future, and leave you feeling like a free person!
How to Celebrate Get Over It Day
The list of ways to celebrate Get over It Day could be nearly endless! It's all about finding the hard stuff and letting them go. It sounds easy, but for some people it requires a little more motivation and support. And today is all about that.
Whether light-hearted or quite serious, consider these ways to celebrate the big day in an effort to regain freedom from the past:
Get through hard times
One method that many people have found helpful in trying to “get over it” is to write down everything that upsets them, upsets them, or keeps them awake until midnight. Once the list is complete, take a moment to reflect and consider each item on the list and ask if there could be a creative way to change it. Then try to implement these changes into your life by creating new habits and finding new things to focus on.
If these things can't be changed at all, it's time to let them go! Some people find it helpful to commit themselves to not spending extra energy and time on it. To further help with the idea of letting the items on the list go, the paper can be torn up and thrown away (or even burned!) to show an intention to move forward.
Re-establish other relationships
Another meaningful way some people may choose to celebrate this day is by reaching out to people they may have withdrawn from in a relationship. Letting them into the inner world again can be stimulating. Some people may even find that they don't have time to focus on the negative because they are creating new, happier memories. It's not always easy to change but some people who really want to let everything go away will do without purpose and effort!
Enjoy a "Me" Day
Perhaps the things that some people have been holding onto are causing them extreme stress. A great idea is to use this day to do a little pampering and self-care. Head to the spa for a massage! Let the worries go away.
Another idea on the same theme is back into the gym to get the body back on track. It has been proven that when people exercise, their bodies release chemicals that improve their mood! How great is that? And for those who aren't exactly gym goers, even just a brisk walk can have the same effect.
Have a Clear Out
Getting over it or getting out of it is similar in some cases! If it's hard to get over a relationship because of so many memories, go ahead and share those things as a reminder. Take a cardboard box and start sorting with drop. (It may require the help of a friend to actually extract all the relevant entries.)
A local charity is sure to be happy to receive an antique cookie jar bought together at a flea market or a blanket that an ex crocheted for a birthday present. It might hurt a little while it's happening, but it gets better in the end and offers new freedoms.
The point of this day is that there are a lot of choices for each person can choose. So however this applies to each person's personal life, they can choose to just Pass and start moving forward!
ObservedGet Over It Day has been observed annually on March 9th.
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Jeff Goldblatt in 2005