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There are, let’s face it, quite a number of days dedicated to stress relief, calmness and generally taking it easy. All of these days work on the premise that humans are mostly too busy, too bustly, and need to step away from it all for a little while. But the world doesn’t work like that – everyone seems to be busy, all the time, and nothing ever seems to be just simple or quiet!

History of Chaos Never Dies Day

The idea of chaos, and the origin of the word, dates back to Ancient Greece when the mythological god called “Chaos” existed before the universe even came into existence. Of course, Chaos Never Dies Day can’t be traced back nearly that far, but the concept is one that encourages loving every moment, no matter how frazzled it feels.

Chaos Never Dies Day takes the stance that the perfect, quiet moment everyone is hoping for, striving for and anticipating doesn’t – and likely never will – exist, and that it is better to make the most of now, chaos-and-all, and embrace the moment. With practicing being and living in the present moment, the chaos can be embraced, and even perhaps enjoyed as each day is lived to the fullest!

How to Celebrate Chaos Never Dies Day

Live your best life right in the midst of the bedlam and mayhem by celebrating Chaos Never Dies Day, including some of these activities and ideas:

Take a Deep Breath

Some simple meditation and breath practices can be a great way to step away from the chaos of the moment and get a handle on things, whether it’s a stressful day at work or an upsetting moment in a traffic jam. Stop whatever is happening, find a space to be alone (or just put those headphones in at your desk), close your eyes and engage in some breathing practices. A quick online search should reveal instructions for Box Breathing, the Breath Focus Technique or others.

Take a Day Off

Grab the family or a best friend and engage in a little activity inspired by the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Call in sick with a “mental health day” and just spend the day doing some things that are loads of fun, seeing where adventure can carry you. Head to a professional baseball game, borrow a sports car, enjoy an art museum, visit a fancy restaurant, go to the top of a skyscraper, or get stuck into the middle of a parade and ride on a float while lip-syncing!

Whatever fun activity and hijinx is possible, remember that Chaos Never Dies Day brings a perfect opportunity to take some time out to simply enjoy life to the fullest. Because even in the middle of a chaotic life, it’s important to take a break.

Find Ways to Scale Back

One of the reasons that life can feel so chaotic today is that there are so many opportunities that people want to say “yes” to. But it is important to remember that saying yes to one thing often means saying no to another. For instance, saying yes to the kids having school activities every night of the week means saying no to having family dinners.

While this might be okay for a season, if a family values the slow pace of a meal around the table to catch up and connect each day, it might be necessary to evaluate how many extra-curricular activities the kids are involved in. Chaos Never Dies Day is a great time to reconsider the family calendar and recalibrate what everyone needs to avoid living in chaos all the time.

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