• Lauren Hendrick

National Relaxation Day

National Relaxation Day is this Saturday, August 15. This has been one wild year full of unknowns, transitions, life-altering events and changes. It is important as humans to set aside time for yourself to relax and unwind.

We often times feel the need to constantly stay busy in order to feel productive. When in reality, a face-paced life with no breaks can cause stress and exhaustion, which can be detrimental to our emotional and physical health.

Here are some activities to take advantage of National Relaxation Day:

  • Read a book

  • Watch a movie

  • Go shopping – treat yourself!

  • Go on a walk – whether it is a park, beach, or just in your neighborhood, put in your headphones and listen to some of your favorite music. Enjoy the outdoors!

  • Picnic with a friend

  • Go fishing

  • Take a nap

  • Start a new Netflix series

  • Journal

  • Paint

  • Draw

  • DIY craft

  • Go out for lunch with a friend

  • Go to a spa

  • Get a massage

  • Get a manicure and/or pedicure – or do this at home for yourself!

  • Try a new recipe

  • Drink tea

There are so many ways to take advantage of National Relaxation Day. It is important to remember that recuperating and rejuvenating is very productive and beneficial for your mental and emotional health. Take care of yourself and enjoy your relaxing day.

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