This year, National Relaxation Day falls on a Saturday, and how perfect is that? This, more than any other year, is a time to appreciate just how important it is to get some relaxing done.

So, let yourself slow down today. Break out that hammock you've been meaning to use all summer, but just haven't had the opportunity to yet, and check out these helpful tips to help you relax this afternoon.

  1. Give yourself time to unwind: It's important to let your body recuperate and rejuvenate itself, after a long grinding week.
  2. Don't think about work: Sure, we've all been there. You have a big project in the coming days, or your behind on something and it's gotten you worried. Maybe you've had issues with your work environment or your coworkers. But stressing about it over the weekend can sometimes make matters worse when you head back into the daily grind on Monday. Use today to focus on what makes you happy.
  3. Enjoy your favorite relaxing activity: What's your favorite way to relax? Fishing with a friend? Reading a book? Maybe going to your favorite golf course? How about lunch with friends or family? For, some window shopping is a great way to relax too.

Whatever your favorite way to relax is, make sure to celebrate today! Take a deep breath, put on those shorts or sweat pants, and unwind on this National Relaxation Day. You deserve it. We all do after arguably the most stressful year in our lives.

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