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.
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?
Drift off to dreamland with a Sleep Story
Cuddle up with a book
Nap in a hammock
Journal about your feelings
Color or get crafty
Make your own herb garden
Walk in the woods
Light candles and take a bath
Float in water
Watch the sunset
Dance to your favorite song
Laugh with a friend
Ask for a hug
Make your exhales slightly longer than your inhales
Spray Sleep Mist on your pillow
Cook something yummy
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!
The Power of Rest Calm Masterclass
Deep Sleep Release Body Scan
The Daily Calm
Our soothing sounds and nature scenes