This year, National Relaxation Day lands on Saturday, August 15. It’s practically right around the corner.
National Relaxation Day doesn’t mean that you get to slack off and avoid all of your usual responsibilities or go on a last minute vacation (though you could if you wanted to.) Though it is always important to squeeze in some rest as you go on with your day to day lives, National Relaxation Day provides another good excuse. If you’re clueless about what to do on this very important holiday, we have some tips here for you – even if you have to spend the holiday working.
1. Turn Notifications Off
It’s proven that those pesky notifications that we get 24/7 are stressful. The text can be the best news you’ve ever heard, and the notification from it will still stress you out on a biological, subconscious level. So, turn them off! You don’t have to turn the notifications off forever, but making sure to turn them off for an hour or two on National Relaxation Day will do wonders for you.
2. Go Outside and Get Fresh Air
If you’re a person that loves to be outdoors and one with nature, this is the perfect thing for you to do on National Relaxation Day. Even if you don’t like nature, going outside still has its benefits – even if it’s just for fifteen, twenty minutes. There’s just something about breathing in that fresh air that’s instantly relaxing.
3. Schedule in Some Alone Time
Sometimes being around people is just exhausting. You love them dearly, you like them, but having “you time” is important for a lot of reasons. Alone time lets your body relax and your brain to rest and recharge. There are a lot of other plus sides to spending time alone regularly, according to PsychologyToday.
4. Go Somewhere Relaxing
Sometimes for our bodies to relax and reenergize, we need to go do something or go somewhere that’s outside of our normal routine – just for a change of pace. So, go to the spa or camping for the weekend. It won’t hurt you, and you’ll feel a sense of relaxation that you aren’t used to.
5. Do Something You Enjoy
In the end, relaxing is just taking the time to unwind and be at peace with yourself. So, do whatever gives you happiness and peace! Write, draw, exercise, build model trains – anything that brings you peace and happiness should be done on National Relaxation Day.