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20 Ways to Relax on National Relaxation Day

20 Ways to Relax on National Relaxation Day

In celebration of National Relaxation Day, we created this poster to inspire you to take time to recharge. 

Download, print this poster and put it in the perfect place to remind you to take a break today and every day. Feel free to add your favorite ways to relax on the poster!    

Too often we de-prioritize these activities because we view self-nurturing with guilt and self-judgment. But when we don’t take time to rejuvenate, our energy levels diminish.

In this fast-paced world, it's necessary to be productive, but to achieve productivity, not to mention balance and fulfillment, we need to take breaks from the stress of modern life. Chronic stress can lead to a whole host of serious health conditions. So to counter its impact and take care of both our mental and physical health, it’s vital that we make time for activities that are purely fun, relaxing and nurturing.

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So on National Relaxation Day take a moment to pause and find a few ways to prioritize relaxation in your life.

What would you add to our list? 

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  1. Drift off to dreamland with a Sleep Story
  2. Meditate
  3. Cuddle up with a book
  4. Nap in a hammock
  5. Stretch mindfully
  6. Journal about your feelings
  7. Color or get crafty
  8. Make your own herb garden
  9. Walk in the woods
  10. Light candles and take a bath
  11. Sip tea
  12. Float in water
  13. Watch the sunset
  14. Dance to your favorite song
  15. Laugh with a friend
  16. Ask for a hug
  17. Make your exhales slightly longer than your inhales
  18. Spray Sleep Mist on your pillow
  19. Cook something yummy
  20. Pet a cat

And of course, Calm is always there for you, a sanctuary in your pocket. Here are some amazing ways to relax with the Calm app!

  1. The Power of Rest Calm Masterclass
  2. Deep Sleep Release Body Scan
  3. The Daily Calm 
  4. Sleep Stories
  5. Our soothing sounds and nature scenes
  6. Calm Music
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