How to De-Stress for National Relaxation Day

Happy National Relaxation Day!

August 15th is a day dedicated to slowing down and taking it easy. This day comes at a great time as we all prepare for the back-to-school season. Getting back into a school year routine, prepping for the fall, and handling all other life responsibilities can get to be a little overwhelming this time of year.  Too much stress can be harmful to our health, so we encourage you not only to use these tips today but to have relaxation days set aside going forward so the entire family always has an opportunity to unwind. To celebrate National Relaxation Day, we’re providing you with helpful relaxation tips the entire family can enjoy.

Relaxing Activities

Relaxing activities can be different for every person. It’s important to set days aside where you can dedicate some time to your favorite relaxing activity. What better day to do your favorite relaxing activity than National Relaxation Day? Choose your favorite activity to relax and spend the day unwinding. Can’t think of an activity that helps you relax? Don’t worry, we’ve got a long list that you can choose from!

Activities that can help you relax:
  • Practice yoga with the family
  • Do a short meditation
  • Have a movie day
  • Go for a long drive
  • Put away the phones
  • Go fishing
  • Read a book
  • Do some gardening
  • Visit the beach
  • Take a long, leisurely walk
  • Paint
  • Have a Picnic
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Take a warm bath
  • Nap in a hammock
  • Get a massage
  • Exercise
  • Light a candle
  • Journal
  • Spend quality time with family and friends
  • Play with your pet

Let us know how you decide to spend #nationalrelaxationday this year. Post to your social media, use the hashtag, and tag @dreamdinners! You can also comment on this blog for more ideas regarding powerful ways to relax. Looking for more ways to take the stress off your plate? Dream Dinners reduces stress by taking meal prep out of your hands. Never stress about dinner again with our delicious, fully prepped meals the entire family will love.