Three Ways to Make the Most of National Relaxation Day

August 15 is National Relaxation Day! With the looming stress of going back to the office, getting the kids back to school, or just tackling those daunting daily tasks, this is one holiday we definitely all could use.


Here are a few ways to make the most out of this year’s National Relaxation Day. 


Take in Nature

With fall weather just around the corner, there’s no better way to appreciate the end of the summer months than being outside. Depending on where you live, you can walk in your local park, lay out at the beach, or even just take a stroll around your neighborhood. Being surrounded by nature has been proven to reduce cortisol, the human stress hormone, and boost endorphins to promote relaxation and happiness.


Try Meditation

Meditation is a simple way to ring in relaxation; even just five or 10 minutes at home can be beneficial. Practicing meditation and deep breathing can bring your heart rate down, allowing you to unwind and destress. In addition, meditation has been proven to reduce anxiety and stress by clearing your mind and taking time away from your hectic world. You can get started by simply downloading an app like Headspace.


Spend Time with Those You Love

Sometimes all you need is to be surrounded by friends and family that you love. But, spending time together doesn’t always mean there needs to be an activity; it can be as simple as staying at home and kicking back to watch your favorite movie. To enhance your at-home enjoyment with friends or family, try out some calming scents from Happy Wax such as Sage & Cedarwood or our Spa Day Mix to promote ultimate relaxation.


Take a Hot Bath or Shower

Immersing yourself in a hot bath or shower on your own time, rather than preparing for somewhere you need to be, is another easy way to take advantage of National Relaxation Day. Hot water eases muscle tension and stiffness while clearing out your sinuses, which may be the root cause of painful headaches. In addition, it is recommended to take a hot bath or shower before bed since the temperature can help lower blood pressure, allowing you to easily drift off into a deep relaxing sleep.



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