Today can be like any other day. It can revolve around ringing phones, text messages, appointments, messes to be cleaned, bills to pay, others to care for and so on. Back in 1985 a fourth grader, Sean Moeller, founded National Relaxation Day on August 15.
So, why not join in and make today different by making relaxing a priority?
In addition to bringing you a few minutes (or hours) of pleasure, relaxation can benefit your health. The Huffington Post shared some of the potential health benefits in its 2014 article 10 Health Benefits of Relaxation. They highlight that relaxation can:
Many of us engage in informal ways of relaxing – maybe it’s going to the beach, spending time with family members (including our pets) walking, reading, listening to music, exercising, or cooking. In addition to doing the things we love and enjoy, there are techniques that, when practiced, can help us manage stress.
One of my favorite resources is HeartMath. They have a wealth of information and techniques that are simple and effective in responding to stress. I wanted to share a short e-book with you called “The State of Ease” that was written by Doc Childre, founder of HeartMath.
And from myself and all of us at Capstone Center, enjoy your National Relaxation Day!
Pam Mezzina, LCSW, Director of Capstone Center, LLC