October is a magical month. Everything wonderful about fall is in full swing. Cider is flowing and readily available at local markets, and the holiday season is just around the corner. Speaking of holidays, Halloween is a pretty big affair. Have you picked your costume yet? Do you have plans for where you’ll be partying and / or looking for tricks and treats?
Let’s take a beat on Halloween shenanigan planning and get to know some of the lesser known October holidays. Here are five that you should celebrate this year.
1. Improve Your Office Day - October 4th
You spend a good amount of time cooped up in your office, so you should decorate. Make your surroundings a little cozier. Flowers or plants are a great way to add some life and color to your workspace. ProFlowers has a great selection of flowers and plants that can be delivered right to you, vase included! My personal favorite is this Succulent Garden. Minimal maintenance with a stress-free vibe. And take stress-free a step further by using a ProFlowers coupon code at checkout.
2. Face Your Fears Day - October 8th
We should never let fear get in the way of living full and happy lives, but it’s nice to have an official holiday as a reminder. What scares you the most? Which fears have held you back from doing something you’ve always wanted to do? Today, punch your fears in the face and get after it! Be brave.
3. Cake Decorating Day - October 15th
We could be decorating cakes every day of the year if we wanted to. But who really has time for that, aside from bakers? Today, you should set some time aside to indulge in this fun, creative activity. See what kinds of unique designs you can make. The worst case scenario here is that your design doesn’t come out the way you wanted it to. If that happens, don’t fret. There’s cake to comfort you.
4. Information Overload Day - October 20th
Emails, texts, emojis, tweets, ENOUGH. Information Overload Day is a time to unplug and separate yourself from the addictive, overwhelmingly vast world of the internet. Just for a day. I know it’s tough to fathom, but give it a try.
5. Caps Lock Day - October 22nd
Caps Lock Day was created as a campaign to remove the button from QWERTY keyboards as so many people accidentally hit it while they type. By removing the button, it also prevents passive aggressive internet arguments, as some people feel like they can SHOUT AT SOMEONE through text. Don’t you hate when people do that? UGH.
So there you have it. Five more holidays to celebrate that don’t involve costumes or candy corn. Enjoy!