National Simplicity Day

Every single year, it seems like things get more complicated. People have a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities to juggle nowadays, and the rapid pace of technological developments doesn’t make things any easier for most. Fortunately, there’s a holiday when people can disconnect from the craziness of the world and simplify their lives. This holiday is called National Simplicity Day, and it’s observed on July 12th every year.

The History of National Simplicity Day

Although we’re unsure who started this holiday, we do know that it was started in honor of Henry David Thoreau—an American naturalist, poet, and philosopher. He is famously known for returning to a simpler life and advocating for people to enjoy more outdoor activities.

Some Ways to Simplify Your Life

If you’re thinking about observing National Simplicity Day and want some tips on simplifying your life, then allow us to give you some. During our research, we came across some great tips on things that people can do to simplify their lives, so we decided to share them below.

Use a Crockpot for Dinners

If you’re having a problem getting dinner on the table for yourself or your family after you’ve been away at work all day, then you might want to consider making more crockpot dinners. Dinners can be started the night before and kept in the fridge, and then before you head to work, you place them in the crockpot and go. When you come home, dinner is ready, and you can just worry about eating it.

Regularly Disconnect from Technology

We have no problem with technology, but we do think that people need to take a break from it more regularly than just on National Simplicity Day. People should take at least a few hours each week away from technology. Those who do generally feel better and are less stressed.

Don’t Overschedule Yourself

Our last tip for simplifying your life is to drop unnecessary things from your schedule. Many people think that if every minute of every day isn’t scheduled, then they aren’t as productive as they could be. Giving yourself some breathing room in your daily schedule can make you happier and improve your general mental health.

Observing National Simplicity Day

The key to observing this holiday is to try and simplify your life. This means taking a break from your ordinary daily life and spending some time alone with just your thoughts. You can do this by disconnecting from technology for the day or by spending the day enjoying the great outdoors. Since you’re simplifying your life, try to avoid using the Internet on this day. However, you can announce to the world that you’re going to observe this holiday by using the hashtag #NationalSimplicityDay the day before.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 12 Friday
Next year (2025)
July 12 Saturday
Last year (2023)
July 12 Wednesday
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