27 August is National Just Because Day. Why? Well, just because. It’s a day to stop worrying about why and just do.
As we become adults we tend to develop routines, always doing what is expected of us or what works well for us. But on this special day those unspoken rules no longer apply. It’s a chance to be a little spontaneous. It’s also a good opportunity to spread some positivity to others. The possibilities are endless. The only thing holding you back is you.
This idea is closely related to innovation and creativity. Creativity is the ability to transcend traditional ways of thinking or doing and develop new and original ideas, methods, etc. Trying new things, challenging the status que and keeping an open mind are important steps to improving your quality of life. As Henry Miller (American Author) said, “All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience”.
“Just Because” activities usually stem from a “what if” train of thought. Try a new route to work, you might find a better / shorter one. That brand of coffee you have been drinking for the last ten years, perhaps try a few new ones, you might find something better. As Benny Hill (British Comedian) said, “Just because nobody complains doesn’t mean all parachutes are perfect”.
On a slightly grander scale, perhaps go on an impromptu road trip, send a message to someone you haven’t spoken to recently or surprise a friend or relative with flowers. Why? Just because.
Doing something like this could create a positive ripple effect for everyone they meet. Don’t forget to teach your friends about Just Because Day, you can encourage them to spread the good news. Be the bearer of good vibes. Doing something like this could create a positive ripple effect for everyone you meet and everyone they meet.