NATIONAL GOOF OFF DAY
National Goof Off Day on March 22nd each year gives everyone the opportunity to have a little extra fun. The day is also known as International Goof Off Day.
It is a day to relax, enjoy and goof off. Do something fun and leave the work until tomorrow. Everybody needs to take a break from time to time. It is often so easy to get so involved in the work and pressures in our lives. So stop, take a break, find something different!
Let any goofy idea pop into your head. Make paper airplanes from seed packets. Doodle pictures of poodles in puddles in Peru. Play a game of Jenga with randomly stacked spice jars. Or do the obvious and spend the day in your pajamas doing nothing.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalGoofOffDay
- Catch up on some sleep or read a good book.
- You might also watch a good movie or even play a board game.
- Maybe even get caught goofing off with some of your friends.
- Strictly speaking, goofing off is the avoidance of work. So whatever you do, try not to look like you are working.
- Check out these fun ways to “goof off” in Celebration Spotlight with Jennifer Monroe.
- Goof off with your kids. Check out these 5 Great Ways to Goof Off with Your Kids.
- Use #NationalGoofOffDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL GOOF OFF DAY HISTORY
Monica (Moeller) Dufour of Davidson, MI founded National Goof Off Day. According to official records, the first celebration took place in 1976. In an interview with the Detroit Free Press in 1983, Moeller suggests the first event may have been a few years later. Whenever the inaugural day took place, it was no surprise National Goof Off Day was created by a kid who likes to do things out of the ordinary.
Goof Off FAQ
Q. Is it okay to goof off at work?
A. Everybody needs to have a little fun. Don’t ignore a deadline or waste your employer’s time. However, there are ways to make work fun and a little goofing can help.
Q. Can anyone celebrate the day?
A. Yes. Everyone can benefit from a little goofiness.
Q. What’s the opposite of being goofy?
A. Being serious is the opposite of goofy.