Enjoying ‘National Relaxation Day’

DID you know that National Relaxation Day is celebrated every Aug. 15? Yes! This day actually exists. It’s celebrated to remind us that it’s okay to slow down a bit and take a break from our usual everyday routine. Tomorrow is your chance to have that breather you’ve dreamed about for quite some time now. And to help you decide on how to spend tomorrow’s “holiday” to the fullest, here are 10 ways that will surely take your mind off from whatever is keeping you busy.

Treat yourself to a movie

Take advantage of this celebration and chill with a trip to the movie theater. It’s impeccable timing that this “holiday” falls on a payday for most of us. This only means that you won’t have any excuse not to treat yourself. Don’t even dare feel bad about spending a few bucks for a movie because it’s nice to reward yourself once in awhile.

Set a massage appointment

Unwind after work hours with a visit to your favorite massage place and spend the rest of the day recharging your body. A little TLC (tender loving care) is what your body needs especially after overworking yourself for the past couple of weeks.

Catch up on some reading

Reading is a form of relaxation and tomorrow’s the perfect period to catch up on some novels you’ve been wanting to read for the longest time. Your stack of books sitting idle on your book shelf will only collect dust if you don’t flip through their pages anytime soon.

Join a fitness class

It’s high time to get your body moving. Exercising is one way to stretch your muscles, getting your body in shape. You can choose to enroll in an indoor cycling or dance class if the gym isn’t your cup of tea. There’s actually a lot of fitness establishments in town like Zink and G-Force Dance Center Cebu if you’re serious about jump-starting your wellness journey.

Give in to your food cravings

Enjoy all the food cravings you’ve put off because you’ve felt like you didn’t deserve to indulge in them. You’re meant to spend tomorrow eating to your heart’s content.

Take a break from the digital world

A social media detox can do wonders even just for a day. Separate yourself from technology and appreciate what’s in front of you instead. You might be surprised with the things that you’ll noticing for the first time, things you didn’t know you were missing out on, because you were always glued to your smartphone.

Binge-watch an entire series on Netflix

The phrase “Netflix and chill” may be overused but that’s exactly what you’re doing tomorrow. Your bed, plus your favorite series, sounds like the perfect way to spend Relaxation Day in the comforts of your own home.

Visit the salon

Allow yourself to experience the hair makeover that you’ve always wanted and needed. A little trim and hair color touch up will do you good because looking your best is the ideal kind of remedy for when you’re feeling stressed out.

Spend time with fur babies

Animals always make us feel better. These lovely creatures somehow know when you need them the most. If you have a fur baby at home, spend the early morning walking him or her around your neighborhood. Nothing can top quality walks with your pet because it’s always a time well spent when you’re having fun with your best friend.

Escape the city for a night

Drive to the highlands of Cebu and trade the bustling city for a quiet and chilly night with friends. The city lights view from the top of the town is always a sight to behold. It’s also the escape you need from everyday worries, and the relaxation time you deserve. (Photos from the internet)


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