National Kick Butt Day on October 8 is a day to take action. Is there a bad habit you wanted to kick in the butt? Or a resolution you made but had trouble following through? Well, on National Kick Butt Day you can change all that. Seize the day and take a little step toward fulfilling your goals. National Kick Butt Day is celebrated all across the nation on the second Monday of October. Good thing it is because all of us have something that we have been putting off. So let’s get it done!
National Kick Butt Day - History
Fighting for survival
A Thai youth soccer team survived two weeks in a flooded cave without food and water. The boys were determined to make it out alive.
World's youngest director
Saugat Bista, a 7-year-old boy from Nepal, directed a full-length feature film which was released in 2014. He entered the Guinness Book of World Records.
Two South Africans invented a device to transport clean water more easily and efficiently. This invention saved lives in Africa where clean water was not easily accessible.
Reaching the peak at 100
Teiichi Igarashi became the first centenarian to climb Japan's tallest mountain, Mt.Fuji. He had been trying since he was 89 years old!
National Kick Butt Day Activities
1. Throw a party that kicks butt
We're not just talking about an awesome party — but a party for like-minded people who share similar goals. You don't have to do it alone.
2. Kick butt on social media
Post what you're doing on social media; use #nationalkickbuttday. Connect with others like you and see what they're doing!
3. Start a planner
Grit, determination, and great planning are what it takes to realize your dreams. So get a planner, make a plan, and stick to it.
5 Motivators Guaranteed To Kick Butt
1. Write it down
Just putting your goals down on paper could help you get started and keep focused.
2. Dangers of waiting
One out of 5 people report that procrastination has jeopardized their jobs, relationships, and even their health!
3. Think it to do it
Psychologists say you can think your way into a new habit, or out of a bad one.
4. It takes (more than) 21 days to form a habit
Twenty-one days? Hmmm. Turns out that's a bit of a stretch. Researchers say it's closer to 66 days.
5. Gratitude helps
Yes, you heard right. Studies show that people who count their blessings grow to be quite successful!
Why We Love National Kick Butt Day
A. It's a time for introspection
This holiday forces us to think about what's keeping us from our goals. Perhaps we're too busy to prioritize. Or maybe we just don't know what we want.
B. It's a day to start doing
Start small, if necessary. Take care of some minor tasks first. After a few successes, things will only get easier.
C. It's a nationwide event
We're not alone. Many dreamers ( and procrastinators) around the world are celebrating this day with us.