National Relaxation Day: 10 Ways to Celebrate

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Source: Rachel Claire,

We all work diligently throughout the week and often neglect ourselves, even when we have the opportunity to breathe. Well, August 15 has rolled around once again, a day to focus on relaxation! Here’s a list of ten relaxing activities that you can engage in for relaxation:

  1. Meditation and Mindfulness: Practice deep breathing and focus on the present moment to reduce stress and promote relaxation.
  2. Reading: Get lost in a good book, whether it’s fiction, non-fiction, or a magazine. Interested in finding a banned book? Check out the Jewell Book Sanctuary, where you can find lists upon lists of some of the most controversial books. You can also find thousands of suggestions of books based on your interests on Book Riot.
  3. Nature Walks: Take a leisurely stroll in a park, forest, or on the beach to connect with nature and clear your mind. Maybe even find a national park in your area!
  4. Yoga: Engage in gentle stretches and poses to improve flexibility, relieve tension, and promote a sense of calm. Not sure where to start? I’m a fan of Yoga with Adriene on YouTube.
  5. Listening to Music: Choose soothing tunes or your favorite calming genres to unwind and uplift your mood. You can also use the beat of the music as a guide for your breathing.
  6. Aromatherapy: Use essential oils or scented candles to create a peaceful atmosphere that can help reduce stress.
  7. Creative Hobbies: Engage in activities like painting, drawing, crafting, or playing a musical instrument to express yourself and relax.
  8. Warm Bath: Soak in a warm bath with Epsom salts, essential oils, or bath bombs to relax your muscles and rejuvenate your senses.
  9. Journaling: Write down your thoughts, feelings, and experiences to reflect and gain a sense of emotional release.
  10. Socializing: Spend quality time with friends, family, or loved ones, whether in person or virtually, to enjoy conversations and shared experiences. You can even find events in your area to meet other like-minded people on sites such as MeetUp.

Remember, relaxation is personal, so it’s essential to find activities that resonate with you and help you unwind.

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AJ Jewell

Amber "AJ" Jewell started at in 2016 as a part-time admin assistant, quickly moving to be the 'Duchess of Flow" - making sure that the office is flowing smoothing. AJ is also an award-nominated author, homeschooling parent of three, an avid reader, and a college student.
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