Overworked, underpaid, the cat’s moved in with a neighbor, generally stressed? International Panic Day is just what’s needed. Not to be confused with International Picnic Day – which albeit confusingly is celebrated on the same day – it’s the one day of the year when it’s (almost) considered okay to go postal on whatever it is that causes stress.
Perhaps a better, and somewhat safer idea would be to celebrate the day by taking a step back from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Make some waffles and refuse to share, retreat to a favorite coffee shop and spend the day with a long past due library book, lounge in a bath overflowing with bubbles, or spend quality time with a close friend.
How about heading out to a local beauty spot and enjoying a picnic? Now that’s really confusing.
Use it as an excuse to panic about everything under the sun, or take the day to evaluate your priorities and eliminate anything that causes you stress and anxiety. Find ways to stay calm on International Panic Day.