National Just Do It Day

National Just Do It Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on the 24th of January. It’s a day that encourages people to stop their procrastination and head out into the world to make their dreams a reality.

There are a variety of different reasons why a person might procrastinate doing something — from fear of failure to being overly concerned with doing it perfectly.

Unfortunately, this can lead people to not only avoid the things that they really need to do, but also the things that they really “want” to do. That’s why we feel that this holiday is an important one and one that everyone should at least think about observing.

The History Of National Just Do It Day

At this time, we’re unsure of when this holiday was created or who created it. And no, it’s not because we procrastinated looking it up either. We actually did try to find the origins of this holiday, but it doesn’t appear that there’s any one source for it. That’s okay, we’ll keep researching this holiday in our spare time and if we do find out where it came from, then we’ll update this section as needed.

Some Important Facts About Procrastination

Anyone who wished to observe National Just Do It Day probably has a better chance of overcoming their procrastination if they know a little bit more about it. That’s why we’ve decided to do some research and find out a few facts on the subject.

  • Chronic procrastination affects approximately 20% of all adults.
  • According to the latest research, people who use mindfulness exercises are more likely to stay on task.
  • Procrastinators are more likely to have sleep issues than those who stay on task.
  • Approximately 70% of college students procrastinate occasionally, while about 20% of them do so chronically.
  • There are several different strategies that people can use to overcome procrastination.

Observing National Just Do It Day

The key to observing National Just Do It Day is to get things done that have been put on the back burner. Sure, that might sound easy, but for some people, this can be a real chore.

That’s why we also encourage people to be patient with those people who are having a hard time committing to a job. While people are observing this holiday we encourage them to use the hashtag #NationalJustDoItDay to spread the word about it online to everyone who needs to know about it.

When is it?
This year (2023)
January 24 Tuesday
Next year (2024)
January 24 Wednesday
Last year (2022)
January 24 Monday
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