AUGUST 15 - NATIONAL RELAXATION DAY

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Find a comfortable place to sit. Close your eyes, take a deep breath in, and then out. Now close your eyes and imagine that it’s National Relaxation Day, Ahhhh.

National Relaxation Day is observed annually on August 15th. Its purpose: to get everyone to step back, unwind and decompress! With our hectic lives and schedules, it is virtually impossible to take time to stop, breath and get into a calm state of mind. So, take advantage of the day as a great excuse to take it easy.

DID YOU KNOW: National Relaxation Day was founded in 1985 by a fourth-grader named Sean Moeller. In an interview with The Des Moines Register Sean suggested people shouldn’t do anything of real value.  Cleaning and real work are not part of relaxation.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE RELAXATION ACTIVITY?

  • Reading a book
  • Window shopping
  • Spa day
  • Gardening
  • Watching a movie
  • Lunch with friends
  • Dinner with friends
  • Swimming
  • Going for a walk
  • Playing golf

TRY THIS: If you have to work on August 15, take a moment, sit back and close your eyes and picture a relaxing and calming scene.

If you don’t have the day off, call out sick, or just schedule the day off. Here’s a chance to participate in making the world a calmer place, at least for one day. Use #PH360RelaxationDay or #NationalRelaxationDay to post on social media and spread the word.

 

Sources: nationalcalendarday.com, mentalfloss.com.