5 Ways to Embrace National ‘Get Over It’ Day

That’s right, March 9th is National “Get Over It” Day, a perfect opportunity to reflect on which grudges, irritation, resentment and snark need to be released from your psyche. Treat this day as a purge of unnecessary negativity and a chance to explore how you can use your newfound brainspace to invite happier thoughts. Here are some things to “get over” this year:

1. Familial differences of opinion

We all have at least one person in our family who seems to adhere to the opposite set of values we do or, at the very least, gets way down deep under our skin. Election season is an especially prime time for these hostilities to seethe, rise and explode. Get ahead of this unpleasantness by asking yourself if holding onto that irritation is actually serving you. And then get over it!

2. That son of a @&!$% who cut you off in traffic

Road rage can bring out the absolute worst in all of us. We may find ourselves concocting sentences or slurs that would make even a Jerry Springer audience blush. But, seriously, how much bearing do these brief moments have on our lives? Can we even remember the bulk of these irritating interactions? Then why not get over it!

3. Comparing yourself to others

Whether you are comparing your work performance to a more seasoned professional or your athletic prowess to others at the gym, this practice has got to go. Not only does it affect your own self-esteem, but it can get in the way of building healthy interpersonal relationships, as well. If you are constantly viewing yourself as more than or less than others, it’s time to get over it.

4. Worrying about money

Can’t live with it, can’t live without it—money drives us in so many ways and can lead to significant anxiety. We should all practice healthy financial discipline and consider our monetary needs for the future, yet focusing too much on what we cannot control right now is asking for a stress meltdown. If you are lucky enough to have a roof over your head, food on your plate and are not falling behind in your monthly payments for this and that, practice some gratitude and get over money worry.

5. Minimizing other people’s accomplishments

If you find yourself pooh-poohing things people have accomplished, even in your own private self-talk, it’s time for that to change. Jealousy is often behind this reaction, even if we do not want what the other person specifically has—it may be the very fact that they are happy that irks us. Instead of judging or minimizing their pride, wish them well and move on. Jealousy is a hindrance to happiness and we should all most definitely—you guessed it—get over it.

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Chrissie R
Chrissie Rabout a year ago

Just get over it!!!

Siyus Copetallus
Siyus C2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Lenore Kudaka
Lenore K2 years ago


Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill2 years ago


Virginia Belder
Virginia Belder2 years ago


Cela V.
Cela V2 years ago


Jim Ven
Jim Ven3 years ago

thanks for the article.

Philip Watling
Philip Watling3 years ago

I died in 1994! I got over that... The rest of life is chilled, calm and blessed :)

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chris b.
chris B3 years ago

Sometimes you can't just 'get over it'. You need to Stop, take a deep breath, count to 10, or just punch somebody. well maybe not punch . . .