Although some people might try to tell you that eating at your desk is not something you should do, we say that everyone should embrace it. Sometimes you don’t have time to sit down at a table for a proper breakfast, and you don’t want to have to shoot through the drive-thru for some sub-par food.
That is when you grab the breakfast that you had prepared the night before, take it to work with you, and then eat it at your desk. That’s how you do it. How do we know? Because we’ve done it ourselves.
With that being said, let’s all mark April 12th on our calendars because that day is Deskfast Day; a holiday that encourages everyone to eat at their desk.
The History of Deskfast Day
People have been eating at their desks for way longer than the creation of this holiday. Most of the time, it’s due to necessity — meaning that they just don’t have the time to eat breakfast anywhere else. However, for some people, it’s a convenience.
Eating at their desk allows them to sleep in just a little bit later than they ordinarily would have if they had to prepare their own breakfast or head to a drive-thru. They can prepare their breakfast the night before (overnight oats are great for this purpose) and then they can just cart it to work and eat it at their desk. Easy-peasy.
As far as the history of this holiday, we’re unsure of exactly when it started. We do believe that it started after the 2008 Recession when more people began to have to spend a longer amount of time at their desks. So we would place the creation of this holiday somewhere around 2009 or 2010.
We’re not exactly sure, but if we had to take a guess, that is what our guess would be. There are some sources that say that this holiday started in 2015, but we can’t find anything that confirms that point.
Observing Deskfast Day
Eating at your desk doesn’t have to be depressing, as some movies and television shows assert. It can be a positive way for people to exert control over their own lives.
By making fruit cups, smoothies, or overnight oatmeal the night before, a person can ensure that they’re eating something healthy for breakfast. Healthy and quick is what most people are looking for when they’re heading to work. It’s certainly a lot better than grabbing a greasy breakfast sandwich from a fast-food establishment.
As people observe this holiday, we encourage them to let everyone know that they’re celebrating it using the hashtag #DeskfastDay. As they do so, they should also take the time to let us all know what they’re having for breakfast that day.