Each year on the 9th of March, people across the country observe National Get Over It Day.  Just as it implies, the day is to do exactly that, GET OVER IT.

“It” may be a variety of things. Sometimes we need to get over the small things like spilled milk or traffic. Even news such as being passed over for a promotion, poor grades, or an argument with a family member shouldn’t cause us to live our lives in a state of misery forever. 

Move forward with purpose.  While you’re getting over it, always remember that all things are easier with time.  Be it something small or large choosing to move forward focused on the future.  While we never should forget the past, going forward with purpose makes all things easier to bare.  Our past forges the people we are, so the experiences we go through help to equip us in the future.

While time is a fleeting thing, it creates a distance a disconnect, if you will giving you the ability to someday look back on events without the raw effects you have during the moment.

Need some help getting over it?  Here are some things that I use to help.

  • Indulge yourself a little, a favorite food, book, or movie can often make us feel better
  • Upbeat music is a great way to alter your mood.  Upbeat, makes you want to dance and sing along
  • Chocolate, while in moderation, if positively affects the pleasure center of your brain.
  • Take a bubble bath. This is a luxury we dont always have time to enjoy. Do it when you’re alone and won’t be disturbed. Just relax and unwind let all the worries go down the drain.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalGetOverItDay

Don’t fume over something minor any longer. Settle the score with yourself and your burden will feel lighter. Say goodbye to the worry of the “if onlys” and “what ifs” and look forward to days with a more positive attitude. 

Has something trivial been weighing on your mind? Get over it and use #NationalGetOverItDay to post on social media.


Get Over It Day was created by Jeff Goldblatt in 2005 after having trouble getting over an ex-girlfriend. For more information visit his website at  


Jennifer lives happily in North Florida with her husband Scott and after a stroke and two brain surgeries her mom. While not blessed with children they dote on their four legged children four cats. I started writing after spinal surgery required second round of physical therapy to learn to walk yet again. While reading is a favorite hobby writing is something new with the launch of this blog and hopefully a fiction novel in the future.


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