National Relaxation Day is a holiday we can really get behind. Observed annually on August 15th, this day encourages us to take a break from our hectic, fast-paced lifestyles…and relax. A certain amount of stress is a normal part of life, but too much of it can be harmful to your physical (high blood pressure, heart problems, pain) and mental health. Pushing ourselves too hard and letting our daily stresses build up can cause us to become overtired, run down, and it can negatively affect our health. Working hard is necessary to be successful, but not at the expense of our health! By actively taking time to relax we are allowing our bodies and minds to recuperate and rejuvenate, in addition to preventing many health risks. In addition to keeping you healthy, relaxation almost always leads to an improvement in mood and a better night’s sleep. So remember, relaxation is not being lazy—it’s crucial to a successful life!
Ways to celebrate National Relaxation Day
Finding ways to relax can decrease the effects of stress on your mind and body, improving your overall health. On National Relaxation Day, do something that helps you relax and de-stress. Here’s a few suggestions:
- enjoy a cold beverage in your backyard
- curl up with a cup of hot tea and a book
- take a nap
- take a warm bath
- watch a movie or binge some episodes of your favorite television shows
- spend the day in your pajamas
- have a picnic at a park
- do a digital detox (no work emails and no social media)
- visit the spa
- go fishing
- take a walk
- spend time on your favorite hobby
- have lunch with a friend
However you choose to relax, just remember to take care of yourself today—and make relaxation a part of your regular schedule. If necessary, put relaxation on your calendar like you do with your other appointments so that it becomes part of your regular routine.
How Russell Medical can help you
If you need help incorporating stress reduction techniques into your daily life, contact the caring staffat Russell Medical. Our doctors stand are always committed to providing you with the best health care possible. We understand that choosing a physician is one of the most important family decisions, that’s why our doctors are dedicated to providing you with a customized treatment plan that will optimize your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Contactour office today for more information or to schedule an appointment.