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Yes, Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day is real! This can cover a plethora of situations in life that just need a day to remind us to take a moment and just breathe. Breathe deeply and let all of the outside influences fall away for a few seconds. Reconnect with your inner peace, with your spiritual bearings and with the power of you. Sound too easy to be helpful? You’ll find that if you finish reading this and try some of the things suggested you really will feel better.

History of Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day

It may not be clear when or how this day came to be set aside as a reminder not to sweat the small stuff, I think it is worth mentioning why such a day is needed. Have you ever had that moment when a very small, inconsequential things just sent you over the edge? Find yourself dissolving into a puddle or tears or ranting in a rage that really doesn’t make sense? These are signs that you need this holiday.

In today’s world, we have so many things that demand attention that weren’t there in generations past. We have phones, computers, jobs, kids and all that go with them that take up more minutes than there are available in the day. In the fast-paced world that we live in, sometimes it seems that if we take a minute to ourselves that we are not doing what needs to be done. It is, in fact, the opposite of the truth. The more hectic and crazy our lives get the more we need to slow down and smell the roses along the way.

How to celebrate Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day

So how can you get into the swing of this fun holiday? Don’t plan a huge party or rush around buying gifts for your equally stressed out friends. This is the time to plan a day (or a few hours) to yourself. Many options are at your fingertips for how to bring the stress levels under control. If you haven’t done so before, learn the joy of massage! Find your local message therapist and book a time! Let that angel from on high knead and fold all the stress out of your muscles. This will help to release harmful toxins that can build up in tight muscles. It also brings you into a better frame of mind, clearing your thoughts and even offering a natural form of pain relief! Not a fan of massage? Draw a hot bath, light some candles and soak your cares away!

The main lesson of Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day is that you can take the time to look around you. Find joy in the small things and don’t worry about things that you don’t have control of! If something happens (spilled milk) don’t cry or yell. Take a deep breath and find your happy place!