Slow down… breathe, and relax. This Tuesday is #WorldRelaxationDay, and it’s all about winding down and just taking it easy. If you’re lucky enough to have the day off work, enjoy a quiet morning watching TV on the sofa, and perhaps consider some light gardening in the afternoon – all in the spirit of relaxing!
The origins of this holiday are unknown, though it is thought that the holiday began as National Slacker Day in Britain.
In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, most people often forget to slow down and take some time for themselves. This can create stress and other stress-related health issues like high blood pressure and heart problems.
What are the benefits of relaxation?
Relaxation isn’t only about peace of mind or enjoying a hobby. Relaxation is a process that decreases the effects of stress on your mind and body. Relaxation techniques can help you cope with everyday stress and with stress related to various health problems, such as heart disease and pain.
Whether your stress is spiraling out of control or you’ve already got it tamed, you can benefit from learning relaxation techniques. Learning basic relaxation techniques is easy. Relaxation techniques also are often free or low cost, pose little risk, and can be done nearly anywhere.
Need some relaxation tips? Take a look at some of the relaxation advice we have shared in the past.
Also, listen to our Soundcloud playlist, guaranteed to relax you!
Relaxation WILL boost your energy levels
More and more of us find ourselves unable to juggle overwhelming demands and maintain a seemingly unsustainable pace. Ironically, the best way to get more done may be to spend more time doing less. A new and growing body of multidisciplinary research shows that strategic renewal — including daytime workouts, short afternoon naps, longer sleeping hours, more time away from the office and longer, more frequent vacations — boosts productivity, job performance and, of course, health.
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Take a Deep Breath
Relaxation Day is a reminder that sometimes it is okay to take a deep breath, slow down and take it easy – not only does relaxation make you feel better about yourself, it can have long-term health benefits too!
So, on this day, do things that help you relax and de-stress. Kick back and enjoy a cold beverage in your backyard, read a book while curled up with a hot cup of tea, sleep the whole day long, or take a warm bath and spend the day in your pyjamas watching TV.
One of the best pieces of advice that we can give you: Use this day to do a digital detox. Unplug the computer, put away the phone and stay away from all social media. With no work emails to fret over and no social dramas to be bothered with, you will feel the stress melt away.