Today Is “National Get Over It Day” So…Let’s Get Over It!
Feeling down? Feeling frustrated? Feeling worried? Get over it!
Did you know March 9th is "National Get Over It Day"? Don't beat yourself up over it if you didn't. If you do I'll just tell you to get over it anyway. Seriously, I had no clue either until I Googled today's date and there it was.
"Get Over It Day" was created by Jeff Goldblatt in 2005 after having trouble getting over an ex-girlfriend. On his website Jeff writes: "We ALL have our issues; ALL lives contain stress. At some point we're all an emotional mess! Ex-girlfriends, ex-boyfriends, ex-husbands, ex-wives, there are people to get over, in ALL of our lives! But as much as things suck, as bad as they get, if you got cheated on, if you're broke or in debt...Flunked a test? Lost a job? Got a nasty cold sore? Don't EVER forget: IT COULD ALWAYS SUCK MORE!"
Jeff has a point. I'm like everyone else, I get caught up in a negative headspace for too long. Somebody makes a nasty remark and I'm thinking about it for hours, sometimes days! As far as past relationships? There's a lot I need to get over. We're all in the same boat, nobody is immune to these thoughts but we all get to that point where we have to move past it, no matter what "it" is.
This mindset is often referred to by doctors as "filtering". It's a distorted thinking pattern where we focus on the bad and not the good. You get an overall great review at your job but when your boss quickly mentions one thing they'd like you to work on you torture yourself over it. Instead of thinking about all the good things he or she tells you you're focusing on that one negative. Well, today is the day to turn the "torture yourself over it" into "get over it".
Now that we have the background on "National Get Over It Day" tell us what you and/or other people need to get over in the comment section below or through i95's Facebook page.
While you do that let's listen to Don Henley and The Eagles sing the three magic words - "Get Over It":