Celebrate Inconvenience™ Day on Wednesday February 27, 2013 and Enter Contest

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Inconvenience Yourself™ is celebrated nationally on the fourth Wednesday in February

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 is Inconvenience Yourself™ Day. This unique holiday asks people to pause during their busy day and look for opportunities to do something nice for someone else, practice common courtesy, or acknowledge the positive actions of others.

Individuals, groups, families, and businesses can all celebrate by doing something that fits the Inconvenience Yourself™ theme. The idea encourages people to pay attention to their own actions, understand how those actions affect others, and adjust which actions have a negative impact on people they encounter.

After hearing about Inconvenience Yourself™, Julie Goldstein of Regal Recognition in Davie, FL said, “If everyone did this we would have a kinder, gentler world.”

People of all ages can participate on Inconvenience Yourself™ Day. A child can inconvenience themselves by making a new friend, standing up for someone being bullied, or following a teacher’s instructions. Teachers can incorporate the concept in the classroom by reinforcing strong values including respect for others. Students can help a younger child, participate in a community service project, or clean up their room without being asked. Parents can plan a family evening without electronic devices or celebrate a good grade. Businesses can use Inconvenience Yourself™ to focus employees on great customer service. Anyone can use Inconvenience Yourself™ Day to recognize someone that has inconvenienced themselves for others. Acknowledgment can be verbal, a note, or some small token of appreciation.

Julie Thompson, the creator of Inconvenience Yourself™ said, “This is an unusual holiday. There are many ways to Inconvenience Yourself™ from picking up trash in your neighborhood to volunteering in your child’s classroom. Smile or give someone a compliment. Use this holiday as an opportunity to reconnect with someone. Get creative. Have fun.” More Inconvenience Yourself™ ideas can be found by visiting http://www.inconvenienceyourself.com.

Celebrate Inconvenience Yourself™ by entering the contest https://www.facebook.com/inconvenienceyourself?ref=hl#. The contest is simple – post a picture with a three word description that captures the spirit of Inconvenience Yourself™. The winning photo is the post with the most likes. The winner receives a $50 gift card and an Inconvenience Yourself™ T shirt. The contest ends at 5pm EST on February 27, 2013.

Inconvenience Yourself™ is not just an annual holiday; it is a way of living. It includes not only how people behave, but also recognizing and acknowledging the actions of others. Inconvenience Yourself™ Day has been recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events and has received national attention. Celebrated annually on the fourth Wednesday in February, the day is an opportunity to focus on inconveniencing ourselves instead of inconveniencing others. This year it will be celebrated on February 27, 2013.

Read stories from children, teachers and business owners who have inconvenienced themselves for others on the Inconvenience Yourself™ website. The creator of Inconvenience Yourself™ encourages people to share their stories to help spread the idea. For more information about how Inconvenience Yourself™ can change lives, business or a classroom, visit http://www.inconvenienceyourself.com or email Julie Thompson at julie(at)inconvenienceyourself(dot)com. You can follow Inconvenience Yourself™ on Twitter.

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About Inconvenience Yourself™: Inconvenience Yourself™ was conceived in 2006 after Julie Thompson observed that many people forget to think about how their actions affect other people. In the fast-paced world in which we live, with schedules overflowing with commitments, we go about our lives without recognizing that what we do impacts other people. Inconvenience Yourself™ is not intended to suggest that people become completely self-sacrificing. Instead, it encourages people to pay attention to their own actions, understand how those actions impact others, and adjust actions which have a negative effect on others. For more information, contact Julie Thompson at (954) 693-4604 or email julie(at)inconvenienceyourself(dot)com.

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