You made it! 2020 is finally behind us, and we can only look forward to a bright, new year.
When deciding on the perfect New Year’s resolution, consider taking things day by day. The year 2020 taught us all how we can’t take a single second for granted with family and friends, which is a lesson we can carry into the new year.
By taking life day-by-day, you may realize that many days have been designated “national days” to celebrate in fun and unique ways every day in addition to more well-known holidays. What better way to enjoy the year than by celebrating holidays throughout the year? Making every day special one way or another is a wonderful way to boost morale and keep a positive attitude throughout the home and workplace. The month of January is home to some of the craziest and delightful holidays that not a lot of people know about.
Days to celebrate the first month of 2021
New Year’s Day (January 1, 2021) - It is finally here, the first day of the new year. The first day of the year represents optimism, opportunity and hope. This is also a day some begin resolutions. Need help with coming up with an idea? Focus on your mental or physical health to learn how staying positive and active can help start off the new year on the right foot.
National Science Fiction Day (January 2, 2021) - Luckily for all you Star Wars fans this day falls on a Saturday. For National Science Fiction Day, grab a bowl of popcorn and a warm blanket and have a Star Wars marathon all weekend. Looking for something new to watch? On Disney Plus streaming technology, the new show The Mandalorian is the perfect combination of action, sci-fi and entertainment for the entire family to binge watch.
International Mind-Body Wellness Day (January 3, 2021) - If there is ever an excuse to have a family back-massage train, the day is January 3. International Mind-Body Wellness Day is a day dedicated to comfort, relaxation and you. Cozy up on the couch with a fuzzy blanket, a cup of tea and your favorite book and immerse yourself into the day focused on your wellbeing.
National Clean Your Desk Day (January 13, 2021) - You have no more excuses...the day to finally clean your “work from home” or regular office desk is January 13. Take an hour out of your day to organize your paperclips, pens and post-its and then sanitize your desk, computer, equipment and chair until everything sparkles. Not only will you be keeping things clean and tidy but having a clean and open space for work can increase productivity and keep you focused throughout the day.
National Nothing Day (January 16, 2021) - Stop. Drop. And do nothing. Even though you may be on day 16 of your New Year’s resolution, today is the day to take a break, because this day is all about doing nothing at all. Take this as a chance to take a nap and relax. National Popcorn Day (January 19, 2021) - Did you know that Indiana is just one of 12 states in the Corn Belt? If not, you know now! The U.S. consumes and grows most of the world’s popcorn. The Corn Belt states grow most of the popcorn that is produced. Indiana is only slightly behind the number one leading producer in popcorn, Nebraska. At Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the leading insurer of Indiana farms, we understand that a lot goes into growing and producing popcorn. So, celebrate this day by eating a bowl or two!
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 20, 2021) - On the third Monday of January, we annually observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We observe Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and his impact as a leader in the civil rights movement. So, let us take time to reflect on the need for more inclusion and diversity every day. How can you make the world more inclusive, understanding and kind? Because this day is so important to our country, many businesses and schools, are closed to observe this holiday.
National Spouse Day (January 26, 2021) - For all, you married adults out there, January 26 is the day to be thankful and show your gratitude for your spouse. Make dinner together, take a walk or share memories from years that looked a bit different than 2020. No matter what you do, make it a day for the two of you to be thankful to have each other by your side.
National Fun at Work Day (January 31, 2021) - Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance celebrated this day last year with cookies, a guessing game and raffle, but this year it will look a lot different. Order or make your favorite meal for lunch, have a virtual lunch with your co-workers or, if you are in the office, have a social distanced lunch with a small group.
Celebrate finally making it to 2021 and find time to cherish everyday celebrations, no matter the occasion.
*The information in this article was compiled from a variety of sources and is intended to provide helpful tips only.