Affordable Ways To Relax On National Relaxation Day

August 15, 2018  |  
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It’s National Relaxation Day! Don’t you wish every day were this day?

If your life is always go, go, go, GO…! Then you aren’t really stopping to enjoy, well, life. Perhaps it’s a North American thing but, many of us are conditioned to believe that we should always attempt to do more. What if you retrained your mind to think, “I should find ways to do less each day?” That would be something. It’s so important to relax a little every day. It’s good for your blood pressure. It’s good for your gut. It’s good for your muscles. And you know what? It’s good for your relationships because you’re a cranky little woman when you don’t take time to relax.

“The irony is that what’s causing our stress–the pace of life and the never-ending demands–are the very things that keep us from doing something about it,” Joe Magnacca, CEO of Massage Envy, said. “We’re busy taking care of business, and for many of us, self-care is one of the first things that come off our list. I think that’s a big mistake and comes with a heavy cost, which is why I dedicate time every day, to taking care of myself no matter what’s going on. That might be a massage, but it can also be a run outdoors or a walk on the beach or just talking to my kids. The point is to make it a daily habit.”

Here are a handful of free and affordable ways to do just that.

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