If you recognize the muffled sound of parents in Charlie Brown, you instinctively refer to it as “blah, blah, blah.” Who listens to that, when it’s all just noise? Blah Blah Blah Day is about listening to those noises, and recognizing that people are speaking to you.
Learn about Blah Blah Blah Day
We have all been there, haven’t we?… Someone asks us to do something, and we have no interest in doing so whatsoever! In fact, all we have heard them say is “blah, blah, blah” because we have tuned out entirely. Does this sound familiar? Well, Blah Blah Blah Day is all about these moments. However, rather than failing to complete the task that you’re being nagged about, you should give it your all and get the job done once and for all!
The aim of Blah Blah Blah Day is for this day to be used as a focus to dust off all of the New Year Resolutions that you may have forgotten about by now. Is there something you have been meaning to do for quite some time now yet you keep pushing it to the bottom of your to-do list? Perhaps your partner has been nagging you for some time to clean the garage out? Maybe you keep saying to yourself that you’re going to organize all of your emails? No matter what it is, you can use Blah Blah Blah Day to reach those goals that you may have previously abandoned.
History of Blah Blah Blah Day
So, where did the phrase Blah Blah Blah come from? According to historians, it originated from ancient Greece, but the term was “bar bar bar.” The first phrase was taken from the sounds heard from barbarians, implying that the words beings spoken were “meaningless noises.” Those sounds have evolved to phrases such as “yada, yada, yada” and “blab, blab, blab.”
The phrase, “blab, blab, blab” showed up in 19th-century books which is why we now say “blah, blah, blah.” According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first use of “blah” came from a 1918 memoir in the magazine Wine, Women, & War. “Blab” can mean revealing a secret, gossiping, and talking about topics with little to no meaning.
Blah Blah Blah Day aims to appreciate the pleasure of casual conversation. The holiday itself was created in 2006 by Ruth and Thomas Roy of Wellcat Holidays and Herb. Wellcat created the holiday with the intent to do all those things that other people have been nagging you about.
It’s about listening to those nagging words and putting them to action. Whether they’re telling you to clean your home, apply for jobs, or quit smoking. People also take the time to listen to others in their daily lives joining together for a simple talk.
Topics can include how their day has been and how they have been feeling. Blah Blah Blah Day is all about appreciating the nagging noises that you wouldn’t usually pay attention to and begin listening.
How to Celebrate Blah Blah Blah Day
Celebrate Blah Blah Blah Day to do the things you wouldn’t normally do and put an end to those projects that you’ve been putting off. If someone needs you to do something today, listen, pay attention, and do them.
Take the day to visit a friend you haven’t seen in a while and enjoy some nice chit-chat. Ask them the usual questions and look like you’re interested, even if its all boring to you. Celebrate Blah Blah Blah Day with your friends and family by getting together with them and spending time with them.
One of the most important things to do on Blah Blah Blah Day is complete those tasks that you have been meaning to do for quite some time now. Whether this means changing the lightbulbs in the spare room, completing a work assignment, or emailing a friend you have not spoken to for quite some time; Blah Blah Blah Day is the perfect kick you need to stop putting these things off and instead tackle them headfirst.
We are sure there is a long list of things you have meant to do over the years and you have never got around to yet. This could be doing tasks for people who have asked you to do them. It could also relate to little jobs and tasks that you have set yourself but you still have not complete yet. Or, what about those goals that you have been wanting to achieve but you haven’t? This could be anything from dropping a dress size to quitting smoking. No matter what applies to you, put your plans in action on Blah Blah Blah Day. You could make a list of all of the things you need to do and have not got around to yet. You can then tick them off one-by-one until your list is empty! Why not share your list on social media so that you can encourage other people to get involved as well?
A final suggestion for Blah Blah Blah Day is to make sure that you listen to people intently on this day. If most of us are honest, drifting off and not listening to people properly is something a lot of us do! If you fall into this category, go out of your way to tune into what everyone else is saying on this day. Don’t let those three little “blahs” enter your head.