National Just Do It Day

National Just Do It Day is a holiday observed annually on January 24th. It encourages people to stop procrastinating and venture out into the world to turn their dreams into reality.

There are various reasons why a person might procrastinate—ranging from fear of failure to an obsession with perfection.

Unfortunately, this can lead individuals to avoid not only the tasks they need to do but also those they truly want to do. That’s why we believe this holiday is significant and worth considering for observation by everyone.

The History of National Just Do It Day

Currently, we are uncertain about the origins of this holiday or who created it. And no, it’s not because we procrastinated in our research. We genuinely attempted to discover the history of this day, but there seems to be no single source for its inception. Nevertheless, we will continue to research this holiday in our spare time, and if we uncover its origins, we will update this section accordingly.

Some Important Facts About Procrastination

Those who wish to observe National Just Do It Day may have a better chance of overcoming procrastination if they understand more about it. Hence, we have conducted research to uncover a few facts on the subject.

  • Chronic procrastination affects approximately 20% of adults.
  • Recent research suggests that individuals who practice mindfulness exercises are more likely to stay on task.
  • Procrastinators are more likely to experience sleep issues than those who stay on task.
  • About 70% of college students procrastinate occasionally, while roughly 20% do so chronically.
  • There are several strategies that people can employ to overcome procrastination.

Observing National Just Do It Day

The essence of observing National Just Do It Day is to accomplish tasks that have been neglected. While this may seem straightforward, for some, it can be quite challenging.

Therefore, we also encourage patience with those who struggle to commit to tasks. During this holiday, we urge people to use the hashtag #NationalJustDoItDay to promote awareness of it online and reach everyone who might benefit from it.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 24 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
January 24 Friday
Last year (2023)
January 24 Tuesday
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