Isn’t it a shame to waste your day off feeling sick? When you finally get some time away from the monotony of the office, isn’t it better to actually enjoy it? Of course it is! And that’s the thinking behind ‘Stay Home Because You’re Well Day’.
The History of Stay Home Because You’re Well Day
Thomas and Ruth Roy created Stay Home Because You’re Well Day under the name of Wellcat Holidays and Herbs. They have stated that it exists so that, “we can all call in “well,” instead of faking illness, and stay home from work.” The point of this holiday is to take a moment to just slow down and enjoy life, seeing as how it has become so very hectic over the recent years, what with the endless barrage of phone calls, text messages, emails, voicemails, etc. that we are faced with on an everyday basis. And who can argue with that?
How to Celebrate Stay Home Because You’re Well Day
One of the more important things to remember when deciding to celebrate Stay Home Because You’re Well Day is to be careful and use good judgment and when announcing this to your boss. Some bosses are understanding enough to not take issue with your honesty and your need to just get away from it all every now and then to recharge your batteries, but some could become very agitated. And you wouldn’t want to get in trouble with your boss or lose your job now, would you? So before you decide to participate, think about whether this day is right for you, your line of work, and your boss’ temperament and tolerance for new ideas. If you do indeed decide to celebrate Stay Home Because You’re Well Day, think ahead about what you will do on that day.
Do you feel tired, like you have not been getting enough sleep lately? Take a large part of the morning to finally get a good sleep. Have you been eating takeout or TV dinners for weeks or even months because you haven’t had the time to cook properly? Ask your mother or grandmother for a simple, healthy dinner recipe, and treat yourself and your family to something that is both nutritious and delicious. Have you been neglecting exercise? Go for a bike ride in the park or a long walk with the dog, or hit the gym or the swimming pool—whatever you do, make sure it helps you feel rested and refreshed, and ready for another day.
Have you not had time to actually read a book in ages? Buy that book all of your friends have been recommending, curl up in the sunlight with a cup of tea and allow yourself to be drawn into the world the book creates. Or perhaps you feel like you’ve been neglecting your partner because of ll of your work-related responsibilities? In this case, it would be best if both you and your partner could celebrate Stay Home Because You’re Well Day by taking this day off and spending it together. Make a delicious breakfast together and wash it down with some freshly brewed aromatic coffee, and then do whatever you like to do best, be it wandering around all of the most charming streets of your city, having a picnic in the park, or going to a movie, opera or musical. In the evening, you could prepare a romantic candlelight supper to enjoy each other’s company to the fullest all day long.