Toss Away The “Could Haves” And “Should Haves” Day

We know that we’ve come across some holidays with pretty long names, but the holiday Toss Away The “Could Haves” And “Should Haves” Day has to take the cake. This is one of the longest holiday names that we’ve encountered recently. However, while the name of the holiday might be a mouthful, the meaning behind this holiday is quite simple.

The message is to live life fully so that you don’t have any regrets when it’s over. It’s a day to bag up all the “should haves” and “could haves” of the past and toss them in the trash. Once that’s done, forget the past and live life to the fullest extent possible. And that’s all you have to do when this holiday is observed on the third Saturday in July.

The History Of Toss Away The “Could Haves” & “Should Haves” Day

This holiday was first created some years ago by Martha J. Ross-Rodgers. She’s a motivational speaker and author who specializes in helping people live in the moment and attain their full potential. Although we’re unsure of the exact year this holiday was created, we do know that it has been around for a few years now.

Learning How To Live In The Moment

Although we don’t have all the answers to living your life to the fullest, we have found the following tips on how to live in the moment. We’ve listed those tips below.

  • Get rid of past resentments towards others by forgiving them.
  • Find a job that you love.
  • Appreciate every single moment of the day fully.
  • Smile more.
  • Work hard now, while you’re dreaming about the future.
  • Stop worrying about things that you can’t control.

Observing Toss Away The “Could Haves” & “Should Haves” Day

We think that how this holiday should be celebrated is pretty straightforward. All you have to do is put past regrets away and start living your life from this moment on. In that sense, this is a holiday that’s observed all year round and not just one day of the year. So we suggest that you start your journey to a better life on this holiday but keep it up all year round.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 20 Saturday
Next year (2025)
July 19 Saturday
Last year (2023)
July 15 Saturday
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