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Celebrate National Goof-off Day on March 22nd

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Holiday & Events: Weddings, Birthdays, Christmas, Halloween, 4th of July, and a couple of silly days that should be officially off.

Sorry, mine and you can't have it.  :)

Sorry, mine and you can't have it. :)

How to Celebrate National Goof Off Day...

... or International Goofing Off Day. It sounds like an official holiday, doesn't it? I think it may be the addition of the "national" part of the title. It gives the day a little more credence, doesn't it? Well, it's not an official or federal day off from work or school... yet.

There are 2 options regarding the approach to this should-be holiday:

1... Plan activities to do for the day, but don't go to work (um... I will not say school).

2... Don't plan something. Just goof off doing things you don't usually have time for.

The latter is the approach we will review here.

It takes a lot of planning to not make plans. It's easier to plan than it is to NOT plan, but let's give it a try.

Origins of National Goof Off Day

Well, according to Holiday Insights, the origin of "National Goof-Off Day" is unknown, but strongly hints that Nintendo might have planted the seed.

Video games are one of the activities for many who celebrate this take-it-easy, and well earned, holiday.

Sounds good to me. :)

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Walking Dead



Santa Clarita Diet



Breaking Bad



Stranger Things


Amazon Prime

Sneaky Pete


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American Horror Story


Amazon Prime

Game of Thrones


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Orange is the New Black



The Handmaid's Tale



This is Us



Brooklyn Nine-Nine



The Good Place


How to Organize Party Planning for Goofing Off Day

You don't.

That's the whole point. Just take it easy and do some relaxing.

Watch a TV Marathon of your favorite series.

Read a series of books you've been meaning to get to. And not the tablet kind lest ye be tempted to communicate outside your immediate area.

Doodle all day long.

And keep celebrating by gifting yourself with a least 1 half hour of goofing off a day.

Tell your spouse, kids, or parents, it's Doctor recommended for your continued health.

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They might even believe it.

How to Celebrate Goof Off Day - Starting with My Favorite Expert in Goofing Off, Mr. Ferris Bueller.

Celebrate by watching movies that fit the theme of Goofing, or Slacking, off.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off


Mall Rats

Office Space

What's on your TV for National Goof Off Day - Try to avoid DIY Shows. You Won't be Able to Help Yourself from Doing Something.

Appropriate Food for Goofing Off Day - Easy peasy is the way to go.

Vote for Delivery Pizza for the Official Food for National Goofing Off Day just BELOW!

Vote for Delivery Pizza for the Official Food for National Goofing Off Day just BELOW!

Vote for Official food for National Goof Off Day - I've given you a couple of choices, but what do you think?

The mode of Dress for Goofing Off Day - If You're Not Going to an Office for Work

Comfort is the whole idea. In short, whatever puts you and keeps you, in the Goof off frame of mind.

Suggested outfits:

Sweat suit or track suit.

Flannel or footie jammies.

And my Favorite...

Jammie pants.

Pajamas for Work... If You Have to Go to Work, and it's Not Inappropriate for Business...


... try asking the boss if you can have a pajama or dress down day on March 22.

The worst case scenario? The boss says no.

Best case? You co-workers will love you and the day may be more productive for all.

Vote for the Official Dress of National Goofing Off Day

Take the Day off from your cell phone!  2016 update: Also your Smartphones, tablets & whatever other names/brands you may possess like this varied collection.  Less my hubby's somewhat newer flip phone & the smartphone that took this pretty picture.

Take the Day off from your cell phone! 2016 update: Also your Smartphones, tablets & whatever other names/brands you may possess like this varied collection. Less my hubby's somewhat newer flip phone & the smartphone that took this pretty picture.

If You Know You Can't Help Yourself from Doing Something with, or for, Someone...

Be ruthless and cut off Communications

Turn off the cell phone, ignore your email and turn down your house phone.

You can always pick up your messages later.

Note: If you have children, or a spouse who is not participating in the Holiday, have them use an Emergency code to reach you on your house phone 'cuz you are not running after it. 2 rings and hang-up, then call back after 1 minute so you can make your way leisurely to the handset. Threaten them the first time they use this code without good reason. Like they won't share in the pizza for dinner you are, not planning, but having.

Study with a Goofing Off Expert for Inspiration


If You Are Having Issues Goofing Off, Study a Feline Friend...

Cats have relaxing down. Part of the success is partying all night long with anything that will move at night. Or anything THEY can move. Whatever entertains them... and keeps you up.

All Hail to the King of Slackers.... Garfield!


I Propose National Slacker Day Should Come Right Before or After National Goof Off Day

And this holiday will be Celebrated on whichever day makes a long weekend, whatever the weekday. Oh, and we should eat Lasagne for our celebratory meal.

In honor of this holiday, every house cat should be temporarily renamed Garfield. No matter what you call them... they won't come to you anyway. So why not? 99% of our feline friends already celebrate this holiday on a daily basis.

More on National Goof Off Day

© 2012 Beth Webster-Duerr

Please Sign my Guest Book - Any Other Suggestions on How One Should Celebrate National Goof Off Day? Please Share Your Ideas!

anonymous on June 26, 2012:

I'm just a little late getting here, guess you could say that I was goofing off!

martinepb on March 27, 2012:

lol :)

anonymous on March 22, 2012:

Hoping that the awareness for goofing and goof off day increases among the people, great tips on celebrating it.

Stacy Birch on March 22, 2012:

I won't leave a comment, it'd national goof off I don't have too.

River_Rose on March 22, 2012:

Funny lens!

David Gardner from San Francisco Bay Area, California on March 22, 2012:

Ah ... Ferris Bueller is my hero! Nice lens ... I've been practicing this technique for many, many years.... Congrats on a Squidoo masterpiece!

siobhanryan on March 22, 2012:

Great article and great quizes

sweetstickyrainbo on March 22, 2012:

Have a goofy day!

mommafox on March 22, 2012:

Fun holiday. Thanks for sharing the lens!

KimGiancaterino on March 22, 2012:

Happy National Goof Off Day!

happynutritionist on March 22, 2012:

I could not figure out why I haven't been inspired to do much today...except to goof off and enjoy the unusually warm weather and sunshine...I feel much better knowing it's National Goof Off Day! Phew! I'm supposed to be doing...nothing!

Bobbala on March 22, 2012:

I appreciate today. Taking time off to smell the roses. Thank you!

Mahadihbk on March 22, 2012:

nice lens dude

julieannbrady on March 22, 2012:

Well, like a goof, I was working my tail off in the backyard raking leaves and pulling weeds. Better late than never to celebrate Goof Off Day with a friend.

JoyfulReviewer on March 22, 2012:

Everyone should have at least one day they can do whatever they want to.

gamrslist on March 22, 2012:

cool lens thank you

wilfredpadilla on March 22, 2012:

wow, never heard of this. thanks for letting me know!

anonymous on March 20, 2012:

I hereby promise to celebrate this holiday, not once a year, but once a month! LOL

Virginia Allain from Central Florida on March 19, 2012:

Thanks for featuring my page for International Goofing Off Day. Seems like we were on the same wave length with this.

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