National Get Over it Day

Anyone who has been harboring a grudge or keeping resentment in their heart might want to take the time to observe National Get Over It Day. This holiday is observed on March 9th every year and is designed to give people an excuse to let go of past resentments, disappointments, and hostility. It’s a day to get over the minor things in life so that you and everyone else around you can live your best lives.

The History of National Get Over It Day

National Get Over It Day was first conceived in 2005 by Jeff Goldblatt to help himself get over an ex-girlfriend. To observe his newly invented holiday, he penned a “Get Over It” poem that went viral and was featured in over a thousand different media outlets. Ever since then, it’s a holiday that people all over the world observe.

Get Over It Day Songs

Looking to add a little bit of a musical interlude to your National Get Over It Day celebrations? If you are, then you might want to play one of the following songs. These songs prove that having to get over things is a universal experience that most people have to face at least once in their lives.

  • Get Over It by OK Go
  • Get Over It by Avril Lavigne
  • Over It by Katharine McPhee
  • Gonna Get Over You by Sara Bareilles
  • Over You by Daughtry
  • Get Over It by Lower Than Atlantis
  • Tonight I’m Getting Over You by Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Get Over It by Care Bears on Fire

How to Stop Overreacting to the Little Things

As we researched this holiday and thought about some of the things we had to get over, we found some good advice on how to keep yourself from overreacting to the little things. Since we thought it was appropriate for this holiday, we decided to include the steps to getting over the little things in life, so you can live your best life.

  • Know Your Triggers
  • Take a Few Moments to Relax
  • Rationalize What Really Happened
  • Take Responsibility Where Needed
  • Rechannel Your Feelings into Productive Activities
  • Give Yourself Time to Heal

Observing National Get Over It Day

This holiday can be observed in a number of different ways. A person can write a poem to help themselves dispel the disappointments, regrets, and anger from the past. Or they can listen to one of the get-over-it songs that we listed above. If they want to tell everyone that they’re observing this holiday, they can also use the hashtag #NationalGetOverItDay on their social media accounts. Regardless of how they celebrate this holiday, however, one thing is certain: Holding on to past regrets and disappointments isn’t good for you, so maybe it’s time to just get over it.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 9 Saturday
Next year (2025)
March 9 Sunday
Last year (2023)
March 9 Thursday
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