All The Best “Cancelling Plans Is OK” Memes That Prove Self-Care Is Important
If you spend any time online, you’ve probably noticed over the last week or so a new meme has taken life and it all starts with the phrase “cancelling plans is ok.”
The meme originally started earlier this year in a more earnest, heartfelt way when people were tweeting about how cancelling plans was ok, in order to take care of yourself.
Cancelling plans is okay. Staying home to cook is okay. Disappearing for a bit to get your life together is okay. Let's encourage it and respect self improvement ❤
Mental health comes first…❤
— 𝔸𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕝 (@Angel_Delight1) January 3, 2020
But of course, Twitter loves turning things into a good joke or at least a viral sensation. Soon enough, people were tweeting about “cancelling plans” before taking the reader on a wild journey before ending the tweet with “do what you need to do to cope.”
Many were about movies and TV shows, highlighting the storylines we’ve seen in films ranging from Shrek to The Parent Trap to (on a darker note) Gone Girl:
canceling plans is ok. going away to summer camp is ok. eating oreos with peanut butter is ok. switching places with your identical twin is ok. reuniting your divorced parents is ok. pushing your sleeping stepmother’s airmattress into a lake is ok. do what u need to do to cope.
— ˗ˏˋ father john misty ˎˊ˗ (@onlineryn) January 4, 2020
running away to greece is ok. sleeping with 3 men in one summer is ok. not knowing which one of them is the father of ur daughter is ok. encountering the 3 of them at her wedding is ok. only communicating through abba songs is ok. do whatever u need to do to cope.
— trish (@ULTRAGLOSS) January 4, 2020
Cancelling plans is ok. Living alone is ok. Having layers is ok. Talking to a donkey is ok. Wanting to know what they’re doing in your swamp is ok. Going on a quest to rescue a princess for an evil lord is ok. Objecting their wedding on a dragon is ok. Do what u need to cope
— motherducker (@houseandhens) January 6, 2020
cancelling plans is ok. faking your own death is ok. making it look like your husband murdered you ok. impregnating yourself with his sperm so he can’t leave you is ok. do what you need to do to cope xxx
— Emma (2020) (@emamma_mia) January 2, 2020
canceling plans is ok. getting broken up with is ok. getting into an ivy league school and moving across the country to win your bf back is ok. proving to everyone that you're a great lawyer because you know the cardinal rules of perm maintenance is ok. do what you need to cope.
— Max Grossman (@GrossmanMax) January 5, 2020
canceling plans is ok. jumping out of ur mom’s moving car during a fight is ok. spending thanksgiving with ur gay bf is ok. pretending to be rich is ok. losing ur virginity to timothee chalamet is ok. going to NYU against ur mom’s wishes is ok. do what you need to do to cope.
— lady bird 🕊 (@anagsoto_) January 4, 2020
ruining ur graduation is ok. repeating outfits is ok. faking sick to get away from your class on a trip to Italy is ok. impersonating a pop star is ok. exposing Paolo and singing onstage with your doppelgänger and becoming a sensation at 13 is ok. do what u need to cope
— Elly Belle 🔮 (@literElly) January 4, 2020
canceling plans is ok. going to therapy is ok. burning ur sister's novel is ok. falling into ice to distract her from her date is ok. making a foot mold for her crush is ok. eloping with her crush is ok. do what u need to cope
— Fletcher Peters (@fIetcherpeters) January 5, 2020
And some people have taken inspiration from the news cycle:
canceling plans is ok. quitting the monarchy is ok. leaving the UK is ok. moving to canada is ok. posting a statement on IG is ok. not telling the palace you are leaving is ok. stuntin' on the queen is ok. do what u need to do to cope
— Christina Grace (@C_GraceT) January 8, 2020
But sometimes, it’s hard to let go of past trauma:
Cancelling plans is ok. Giving out roses and going on dates with multiple people is ok. Having a wingman with amazing hair is ok. Running shirtless on the beach is ok. Do whatever you need to cope.
Making it to the finale and not picking a winner is NOT OK.
— PUNKEE (@itspunkee) January 14, 2020