Do those words sound familiar? I think I’ve been listening to the Mase Pandora station too much. There’s something special about 90s rap, aka the Mase and Puff Daddy era. Anyway – you should breathe, stretch, shake and let it go because today is National Relaxation Day.
Now a days it seems there’s a day for everything. I know last Thursday was National Rum day (I had Italian for dinner, so I had to take a raincheck), and yesterday was National Lemonade Day; wait, maybe that was two weeks ago (national social days are hard to track).
Despite funny national social days, I like the idea of celebrating National Relaxation Day. The Washingtonian clued me in on this holiday and listed 7 quick de-stressers, all of which are attainable. Sometimes we get caught up in our electronics, jobs, families and social lives and forget that we should just stop and relax; and, you should do so for your health and the people in your life – they’ll like you better!
Yoga and massages are no longer for women only; guys, just embrace it because they’re both awesome and they feel awesome. Men’s Health reported this week on a study which found that smiling is an instant de-stresser, even if it’s a fake one! So, take a walk outside, breathe, stretch, and disconnect for a bit and create a healthy environment for yourself, your body will thank you. Enjoy the rest of your week. Cheers.