National Give Space Day
National Give Space Day is a holiday observed on November 30th every year, encouraging everyone to recognize other people’s boundaries and to give them the space they desire. All of us have a “body bubble” surrounding us, and when someone violates that bubble without our consent, it can provoke anxiety, dread, and feelings of being violated.
And that’s why everyone should give people space, not only on this day but every day of the year. People should also feel free to tell others that they need space and not feel guilty about it.
The History of National Give Space Day
This holiday, also known as National Personal Space Day, was created by Give Space in 2019. They created this holiday to promote and support people’s personal space boundaries. There is even a Peach Symbol that can be worn on clothing that communicates to people that the person wearing it wants an extended body bubble and needs their space.
Things to Know About Personal Space
Below are some things for people to know about personal space while they’re observing this holiday.
- Don’t take the personal space of your friends for granted. Just because you know someone doesn’t give you the right to invade their personal space.
- Pay attention to your surroundings so that you don’t inadvertently violate someone else’s personal space.
- Tell people if they violate your personal space. If you don’t feel comfortable telling them directly, use body language to convey your point.
- Pay attention to body language so you know when you’re violating someone’s space.
Observing National Give Space Day
All you have to do to observe this holiday is to think about personal space and give it to those who need it. It’s also a day on which you can make your desire for personal space known to the people around you. While observing this holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalGiveSpaceDay to spread the word about this important day.