Inconvenience Yourself Day is celebrated on the fourth Wednesday of February of every year. This year it will be celebrated on February 22. Inconvenience in general means causing difficulty to one’s requirements and comfort, like a need to change trains before reaching the workplace. But this day is tied in with accomplishing something small, making a special effort from usual, and helping someone else. It can be as simple as holding doors for others, wishing strangers a good day, or giving up a seat to older adults. The purpose of this day is to give yourself a small bother keeping in mind to make another person’s day go a little smoother.
“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.” – Gilbert K Chesterton
History of Inconvenience Yourself Day
In 2006, Ms.Julie Thompson, the environmental consultant in Ft. Lauderdale in Florida created Inconvenience Yourself day. This day has been celebrated on the fourth Wednesday in February from 2006 to encourage everyone to recognize how one’s actions impact the lives of those who are around. This day is to spread the significance to help somebody in a small way that could make an enormous difference in others’ life. It is a day to look for ways to inconvenience yourself and make a positive difference on the planet.
Other Celebrations on February 22
February 23 is also celebrated as
- Single Tasking Day
- World Thinking Day
- National Margarita Day
- Walking the Dog Day
- National Cook a Sweet Potato Day
- Be Humble Day
How to Celebrate Inconvenience Yourself Day
There are days where you put yourself first, yet this day is to attempt to put another person before you. This day can celebrate by appreciating and encouraging your acquaintances, co-worker, friends, children and even strangers. One can act with kindness to any perfect strangers which not only helps the stranger feeling right, but also makes oneself feel happy and satisfied. Use this day as an opportunity to present yourself in a better way by doing the right thing, supporting the positive actions of others, driving courteously, making a positive impact with your words and actions. By following these habits regularly, one can make a big difference in others life by motivating them to help others and thereby making the world a little better. Share your thoughts on the social media by using the hashtag #InconvenienceYourselfDay.
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