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Fight Procrastination Day

Although procrastination may take place on most days of the year, there is none of that today! Fight Procrastination Day was created by Ethel Cook of Bedford, Massachusetts, as "an anti-procrastination day, when Americans would be urged to catch up on all the little chores they kept putting off." She encouraged the "organizationally challenged" to get tasks done at home, in the office, or at school. The day originally took place on the Wednesday after Labor Day, and Cook said the day between Labor Day and Fight Procrastination Day was to be spent "identifying what has to be done (and) planning and scheduling the work load." It appears the holiday started being marked in 1994 and was originally named DO IT! Day (or Do It! Day), with Fight Procrastination Day being another name. Eventually, this name became its primary name, and at some point, the holiday also started being held on September 6 instead of the Wednesday after Labor Day.

How to Observe

Spend the day fighting procrastination! Make a list of things you want to complete and check them off one at a time. You surely will feel quite fulfilled by the end of the day! Although you are allowed to go back to your usual procrastinating self tomorrow, there are various things you can do today to get you on the path to fighting procrastination every day.

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